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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Johnson, James Turner. Ideology, Reason, and the Limitation of War: Religious and Secular Concepts, 1200-1740. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975.
A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire, Edited by Karen R. Jones, Giacomo Macola and David Welch. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013.
Kadish, Doris Y. Slavery in the Caribbean Francophone World: Distant Voices, Forgotten Acts, Forged Identities. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000.
Kaiser, Michael. "Ist er vom Adel? Ja. Id satis videtur: Adelige Standesqualität und militärische Leistung als Karrierefaktoren des Dreißigjährigen Krieges." In Geburt oder Leistung?: Elitenbildung im deutsch-britischen Vergleich , edited by Franz Bosbach, Keith Robbins and Karina Urbach, 3-90. Munich: De Gruyter, 2003.
Soldiering in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1850: Men of Arms, Edited by Catriona Kennedy and Matthew McCormack. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Raudot, Antoine Denis. The Indians of the Western Great Lakes, 1615–1760. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1965.
Klein, Herbert S. The Atlantic Slave Trade. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Kroener, Bernhard R. "“…und ist der Jammer nit zu beschreiben”: Geschlechterbeziehungen und Überlebensstrategien in der Lagergesellschaft des Dreißigjährigen Krieges." In Landsknechte, Soldatenfrauen und Nationalkrieger: Militär, Krieg und Geschlechterordnung im historischen Wandel, edited by Karen Hagemann and Ralf Pröve, 279-297. Frankfurt/M: Campus Verlag, 1998.
Kutz, Martin. Deutsche Soldaten: Eine Kultur- und Mentalitätsgeschichte. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2006.
Lahrkamp, Helmut, and Jan von Werth. Jan von Werth: Sein Leben nach archivalischen Quellenzeugnissen. Cologne: Verlag der Löwe Reykers, 1962.
Landers, Jane. "Maroon Women in Colonial Spanish America: Case Studies in the Circum-Caribbean from the Sixteenth through the Eighteenth Centuries." In Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas, edited by David Barry Gaspar and Darlene Clark Hine, 3-18. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
Lavrín, Asunción. "Sexuality in Colonial Spanish America." In The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History, edited by Jose C. Moya, 153-180. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World, Edited by Wayne E. Lee. New York: New York University Press, 2011.
Lee, Wayne E. "Peace Chiefs and Blood Revenge: Patterns of Restraint in Native American Warfare, 1500–1800." Journal of Military History 71, no. 3 (2007): 701-741.
LeMaster, Michelle. Brothers Born of One Mother: British-Native American Relations in the Colonial Southeast. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Levine, Philippa. The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2013.
Linebaugh, Peter, and Marcus Rediker. The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000.
Little, Ann M. Abraham in Arms: War and Gender in Colonial New England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
Luh, Jürgen. Kriegskunst in Europa 1650–1800. Cologne: Böhlau, 2004.
Lynn, John A. "Essential Women, Necessary Wives, and Exemplary Soldiers: The Military Reality and Cultural Representation of Women’s Military Participation (1600–1815)." In History of Warfare: A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, 93-136. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Lynn, John A. Giant of the Grand Siècle: The French Army, 1610-1715. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Lynn, John A. "The Strange Case of the Maiden Soldier of Picardy." Quarterly Journal of Military History 2, no. 3 (1990): 54-56.

The Strange Case of the Maiden Soldier of Picardy is one of the articles reprinted in the anthology Experience of war : an anthology of articles from MHQ, the Quarterly Journal of Military History edited by Robert Cowley, published by W. W. Norton & Co., in 1992, ISBN 0393031063 (ISBN13: 780393031065)

Lynn, John A. The Wars of Louis XIV, 1667–1714. London: Longman, 1999.
Lynn, John A. Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
MacLeitch, Gail D. Imperial Entanglements: Iroquois Change and Persistence on the Frontiers of Empire. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Defeat and Memory: Cultural Histories of Military Defeat in the Modern Era, Edited by Jenny Macleod. Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Mair, Lucille Mathurin. "Recollections of a Journey into a Rebel Past." In Caribbean Women Writers: Essays from the First International Conference, edited by S.R. Cudjoe, 51-60. Wellesley, MA: Calaloux Publications, 1990.
Mair, Lucille Mathurin. "Women Field Workers in Jamaica during Slavery." In Slavery, Freedom and Gender: The Dynamics of Caribbean Society, edited by Brian L. Moore, B.W. Higman and Carl Campbell, 183-196. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2001.
Mayer, Holly A. "From Forts to Families: Following the Army into Western Pennsylvania, 1758-1766." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 130, no. 1 (2006): 5-43.
McCormack, Matthew. "The New Militia: War, Politics and Gender in 1750s Britain." Gender & History 19, no. 3 (2007): 483-500.
McFarlane, Anthony. "Rebellions in Late Colonial Spanish America: A Comparative Perspective." Bulletin of Latin American Research 14, no. 3 (1995): 313-338.
Mihaely, Gil. "L'effacement de la cantinière ou la virilisation de l'armée française au XIXe siècle." Revue d’histoire du XIXe siècle 1, no. 30 (2005).
Miller, Joseph. The Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade, 1730–1830. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.

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