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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Mittelstadt, Jennifer. "Women Participants in Armed Violence." Journal of Women's History 23, no. 3 (2011): 172-182.
Moitt, Bernard. Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Morgan, Jennifer. Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
Morrissey, Marietta. Slave Women in the New World: Gender Stratification in the Caribbean. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1989.
Mortimer, Geoff. "War by Contract, Credit and Contribution: The Thirty Years War." In Early Modern Military History, 1450–1815, 101-117. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Moxey, Keith P. F. Peasants, Warriors, and Wives: Popular Imagery in the Reformation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Muskateem, Sowande’ M. Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016.
Mustakeem, Sowande’ M. "’She Must Go Overboard & Shall Go Overboard’: Diseased Bodies and the Spectacle of Murder at Sea." Atlantic Studies 8, no. 3 (2011): 301-316.
Newell, Margaret Ellen. Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery. Ithica: Cornell University Press, 2015.
Nowosdtko, Jutta. "Soldatenpartnerschaften: Stehendes Heer und weibliche Bevökerung im 18. Jahrhundert." In Landsknechte, Soldatenfrauen und Nationalkrieger: Militär, Krieg und Geschlechterordnung im historischen Wandel, edited by Karen Hagemann and Pröve, Ralf, 279-297. Frankfurt/M: Campus Verlag, 1998.
Nussbaum, Arthur. A Concise History of the Law of Nations. New York: MacMillan, 1947.
Nwokeji, G. Ugo. "African Conceptions of Gender and Slave Traffic." William and Mary Quarterly 58, no. 1 (2001): 47-68.
Nye, Robert A. Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
War and Religion after Westphalia, 1648-1713, Edited by David Onnekink. Farnham, UK ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009.
Owen, Brittan. "Subjective Experience and Military Masculinity at the Beginning of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1688-1714." Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 40, no. 2 (2017): 273-290.
O’Toole, Rachel Sarah. Lives: Africans, Indians, and the Making of Race in Colonial Peru. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 2012.
Palmer, Robert R. "Frederick the Great, Guibert, Bülow: From Dynastic to National War." In Makers of Modern Strategy: from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, edited by Felix Gilbert, Craig A. Gordon and Peter Paret, 91-119. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986.
Palmer, Jennifer L. Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic. Philidelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
Paoletti, Ciro. A Military History of Italy. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2008.
Paoletti, Ciro, and Peter H. Wilson. "War, 1688–1812." In A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe, 464-478. Malden: Blackwell, 2009.
The Cambridge History of Warfare, Edited by Geoffrey Parker. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West, Edited by Geoffrey Parker. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Parker, Geoffrey. The Thirty Years’ War. London: Routledge, 1997.
Parker, Geoffrey. "The ‘Military Revolution,’ 1560–1660—a Myth?" Journal of Modern History 48, no. 2 (1976): 195-214.
Parmenter, Jon. "After the Mourning Wars: The Iroquois as Allies in Colonial North American Campaigns, 1676-1760." William and Mary Quarterly 64, no. 1 (2007): 39-76.
Parrott, David. "Armed Forces." In The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime, 59-74. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Parrott, David. "From Military Enterprise to Standing Armies: War, State and Society in Western Europe, 1600–1700." In European Warfare 1350–1750, 74-95. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Parrott, David. The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Peabody, Sue. "Négresse, Mulâtresse, Citoyenne: Gender and Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1650-1848." In Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World, edited by Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, 56-78. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.
Perdue, Theda. Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
Plowden, Alison. Women All On Fire: The Women of the English Civil War. Stroud, UK: Sutton, 1998.
Plowden, Alison. Women All on Fire: The Women of the English Civil War. Gloucestershire, England : Sutton Publishing, 1998.
Popelka, Liselotte, and Gerda Mraz. "Ein unbekannter Gemäldezyklus Hyacinth De la Pegna’s aus dem Siebenjährigen Krieg." In In Maria Theresia als Königin von Ungarn, 105-110. Eisenstadt: Burgenländische Landesregierung, 1984.
Proctor, III, Frank T. “Damned Notions of Liberty”: Slavery Culture, and Power in Colonial Mexico, 1640-1769. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010.
Public Broadcasting Service. American Experience. United States, 2015.
Restall, Matthew. "Black Conquistadors: Armed Africans in Early Spanish America." Americas 57, no. 2 (2000): 171-205.

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