Secondary Literature on War in the 17th and 18th Centuries

This collection includes secondary literature on the themes covered by the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600. We have also added selected secondary literature on regions and themes that the handbook does not cover. The majority of the texts are in English with some texts in French, German or Russian.

The most important wars included for this period are:

  • Thirty Years War (1618–48)
  • English Civil War (1642–51)
  • Habsburg-Ottoman Wars (1683–1718)
  • American Colonial Wars (1689–63)
  • War of Spanish Succession (1701–13)
  • Seven Years War (1756–63)

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Byrd, Alexander X. Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 2008.
Carroll, Stuart. Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Castañeda, Antonia J., and Elizabeth D. Heineman. "Sexual Violence in the Politics of Conquest: Amerindian Women and the Spanish Conquest of Alto California." In Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights, 39-55. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Cayton, Andrew R. L., and Fredrika J. Teute. Contact Points: American Frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississippi, 1750–1830. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Cervera, Gustavo Placer. Inglaterra y la Habana, 1762. Havana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 2007.
Chaboche, Robert. "Les soldats français de la Guerre de Trente Ans, une tentative d'approche." Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine 20, no. 1 (1973): 10-24.
Civilians and War in Europe, 1618-1815, Edited by Erica Charters, Eve Rosenhaft and Hannah Smith. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Childs, John. Armies and Warfare in Europe, 1648-1789. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1982.
Clodfelter, Michael. Warfare and Armed Conflicts: A Statistical Reference to Casualty and Other Figures, 1500–2000. 2nd ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.
Clodfelter, Micheal. Warfare and Armed Conflicts: A Statistical Reference to Casualty and Other Figures, 1618-1991. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1992.
Colley, Linda. Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1873. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.
Conway, Stephen. "Continental European Soldiers in British Imperial Service, c.1756–1792." English Historical Review 129, no. 536 (2014): 79-106.
Conway, Stephen. "Scots, Britons and Europeans: Scottish Military Service, c.1739–1783." Historical Research 82, no. 215 (2009): 114-130.
Corvisier, André. Armies and Societies in Europe, 1494-1789. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979.

Originally published as Armées et sociétés en Europe de 1494 à 1789 (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1976.)

Crouch, Christian Ayne. Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014.
Crowston, Clare Haru. Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675–1791. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001.
Military Affairs in North America, 1748-1765: Selected Documents from the Cumberland Papers in Windsor Castle, Edited by William Augustus Cumberland and Stanley McCrory Pargellis. New York ; London: Appleton-Century Co., 1936.
Artful Armies, Beautiful Battles: Art and Warfare in Early Modern Europe, Edited by Cuneo, Pia. Leiden ; Boston: Brill, 2002.
Curelly, Laurent. "L'Engagement des Niveleuses et la Presse Anglaise Contemporaine, 1649." Leveller Women's Activism and the Contemporary English Press, 1649 22, no. 3 (2017): 1-16.
The Seven Years' War: Global Views, Edited by Mark Danley and Partick J. Speelman. Leiden ; Boston: Brill, 2012.
DeJean, Joan. "Violent Women and Violence against Women: Representing the 'Strong' Woman in Early Modern France." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 29, no. 1 (2003): 117-147.
Denzel, Valentina. "Selbstdarstellung und Rezeption der Kriegerin in Frankreich wahrend des 17. Jahrhunderst." In Soldatinnen: Gewalt und Geschlecht im Krieg vom Mittelalter bis heute, edited by Klaus Latzel, Franka Maubach and Silke Satjukow, 129-157. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2011.
British Barracks, 1660–1914: Their Architecture and Role in Society, Edited by James Douet and Andrew Saunders. London: Stationary Office, 1997.
Dudink, Stefan. "Masculinity, Effeminacy, Time: Conceptual Change in the Dutch Age of Democratic Revolutions." In Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History, edited by Stefan Dudink, Karen Hagemann and Josh Tosh, 77-95. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.
Duffy, Christopher. Fire and Stone: The Science of Fortress Warfare 1660-1860. Edison, NJ: Booksales, 1974.
Duffy, Christopher. Siege Warfare: The Fortress in the Early Modern World 1494-1660. London ; Henley, UK: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979.
Duffy, Christopher. The Army of Frederick the Great. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1974.
Duffy, Christopher. The Army of Maria Theresa: The Armed Forces of Imperial Austria, 1740-1780 In Historic armies and navies;. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1977.
Dugaw, Dianne. Warrior Women and Popular Balladry, 1650-1850. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Easton, Fraser. "Gender's Two Bodies: Women Warriors, Female Husbands and Plebeian Life." Past & Present, no. 180 (2003): 131-174.
Ehrenreich, Barbara. Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War. New York: Metropolitan Books, 1997.
Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, Edited by David Eltis, Paul Lachance, Manuel Barcia Paz, Steve Behrendt, Manolo Florentino, Antonio Mendes, David Richardson and Jelmer Vos. Atlanta, GA, 2009.
Exquemelin, Alexandre Olivier. The History of the Buccaneers of America. Boston: Sanborn, Carter, & Bazin, 1856.
Fairchilds, Cissie. Women in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700. Harlow, UK ; New York: Pearson, 2007.
Farge, Arlette. Les fatigues de la guerre XVIIIe siècle, Watteau. Paris: Le Promeneur-Gallimard, 1996.

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