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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Rizzo, Tracey. Intimate Empires: Body, Race and Gender in the Modern World, Edited by Steven Gerontakis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Roberts, Michael. "Gustav Adolf and the Art of War." In Essays In Swedish History, 56-81. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1967.
Roberts, Michael. The Military Revolution, 1560-1660. Belfast: M. Boyd, 1956.
Robinson, Paul. Military Honour and the Conduct of War: From Ancient Greece to Iraq. London; New York: Routledge, 2006.
The Military Revolution Debate: Readings on the Military Transformation of Early Modern Europe, Edited by Clifford Rogers. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1995.
Romero, R. Todd. Making War and Minting Christians: Masculinity, Religion, and Colonialism in Early New England. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2011.
Rowlands, Alison. Witchcraft Narratives in Germany: Rothenburg 1561-1652. New York, United States: Palgrave, 2003.
Rushforth, Brett. Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Schulte, Regina. Die verkehrte Welt des Krieges: Studien zu Geschlecht, Religion und Tod. Frankfurt/M; New York: Campus, 1998.
Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World, Edited by Pamela Scully and Diana Paton. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.
Senbach, Jon. F. Rebecca’s Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2005.
Shoemaker, Nancy. Negotiators of Change: Historical Perspectives on Native American Women. New York: Routledge, 1995.
Shortt, S. E. D. "Conflict and Identity in Massachusetts-Louisbourg Expedition of 1745." Social History 5, no. 10 (1972): 165-185.
Showalter, Dennis, Frey, Marsha, and Frey, Linda. "Matrices: Soldiers and Civilians in Early Modern Europe, 1648–1789." In Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Europe, 1618–1900, 59-91. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007.
Silver, Peter Rhoads. Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America. New York ; London: W. W. Norton, 2008.
Simms, Brendan. Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present . New York: Basic Books, 2013.
Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America, 1400–1850, Edited by Sandra Slater and Fay A. Yarbrough. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2011.
Sleeper-Smith, Susan. Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792. Williamsburg, Virginia: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2018.
Snyder, R. Claire. Citizen-Soldiers and Manly Warriors: Military Service and Gender in the Civic Republican Tradition. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999.
Snyder, Christina. Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.
Snyder, Terri L. The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Sparks, Randy J. Where the Negroes Are Masters: An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade. Boston: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Strachan, Hew. European Armies and the Conduct of War. London; Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1983.
Sutherland, Nicola M. "The Origins of the Thirty Years War and the Structure of European Politics." English Historical Review 107, no. 424 (1992): 587-625.
Tallett, Frank, and Erik-Jan Zürcher. "Soldiers in Western Europe, c. 1500–1790." In Fighting for a Living: A Comparative History of Military Labour, 1500–2000, 135-167. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013.
Taylor, Philip. Munitions of the Mind: A History of Propaganda from the Ancient World to the Present Day. 3rd ed. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 2003.
Taylor, Philip. Munitions of the Mind: A History of Propaganda from the Ancient World to the Present Day. 3rd ed. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 2003.
Taylor, Philip M. Munitions of the Mind: A History of Propaganda from the Ancient World to the Present Era. Manchester ; New York: Manchester University Press ; Palgrave, 1990.
Women in Africa and the African Diaspora: A Reader, Edited by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn and Andrea Benton Rushing. 2nd ed. Washington D.C.: Howard University Press, 1996.

African feminism: a worldwide perspective / Filomina Chioma Steady --

African feminism: a theoretical approach to the history of women in the African diaspora / Rosalyn Terborg-Penn --

Anthropological research methods for the study of black women in the Caribbean / A. Lynn Bolles --

Psychological research methods: women in the African diaspora / Saundra Murray Nettles --

The "status of women" in indigenous African societies / Niara Sudarkasa --

African-American women missionaries confront the African way of life / Sylvia M. Jacobs --

Terhalle, Hermann. "Der Achtzigjährigen Krieg zwischen dem König von Spanien und den Niederlanden in seinen Auswirkungen auf dem Westmünsterland am Beispielen." In 1568-1648: Zu den Auswirkungen des Achtzigjährigen Krieges auf die Östlichen Niederlande und das Westmünsterland, edited by Timothy Sodmann, 171-229. Vreden: Kreis Borken, 2002.
Thornton, Alice. My First Booke of My Life, Edited by Raymond A. Anselment. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
The Oxford History of Modern War, Edited by Charles Townsend. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Tranchant, Jules, and Alfred Ladimir. Les femmes militaires de la France: Depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours. Boston: Adamant Media Corporation, 2002.
Ireland, France, and the Atlantic in a Time of War: Reflections on the Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757, Edited by Thomas M. Truxes. London; New York: Routeledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Universität zu Köln, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Historical Sciences on the Internet. Cologne, Germany, 2014.
Universiteit Leiden. Universiteit Leiden: Digital Special Collections. Leiden, Netherlands.