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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Van Maarseveen, Michel P., Jos W. L. Hilkhuijsen, and Jacques Dane. Beelden Van Een Strijd: Oorlog En Kunst Vóór De Vrede Van Munster 1621–1648. Zwolle: Waanders, 1988.
Velasco, Sherry Marie. The Lieutenant Nun: Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire, and Catalina de Erauso. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.
Voelz, Peter M. Slave and Soldier: The Military Impact of Blacks in the Colonial Americas. New York: Garland Publishing, 1993.
Vollendorf, Lisa, and Grady C. Wray. "Gender in the Atlantic World: Women’s Writing in Iberia and Latin America." In Theorising the Ibero-American Atlantic, edited by Harald E. Braun and Lisa Vollendorf, 99-116. Leiden ; Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2013.
Warren, Wendy Anne. New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America. New York: W.W. Norton, 2016.
Warren, Wendy Anne. "’The Cause of Her Grief’: The Rape of a Slave in Early New England Slavery." Journal of American History 93, no. 4 (2007): 1031-1049.
Watanabe-O'Kelly, Helen. Beauty or Beast? The Woman Warrior in the German Imagination from the Renaissance to the Present. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Way, Peter. "‘The Scum of Every Country, the Refuse of Mankind’: Recruiting the British Army in the Eighteenth Century." In Fighting for a Living: A Comparative History of Military Labour, 1500–2000, 291-329. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013.
Wheatcroft, Andrew. The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe. London, United Kingdom: Bodley Head, 2008.
White, Sophie. "Massacre, Mardi Gras, and Torture in Early New Orleans." William and Mary Quarterly 70, no. 3 (2013): 497-538.
Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe. 3rd ed. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Williams, Noel St. John. Judy O’Grady and the Colonel’s Lady: The Army Wife and Camp Follower since 1660 . London: Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1988.
Williams, Noel T. St. John. Redcoats along the Hudson: The Struggle for North America, 1754–63. London: Brassey's, 1997.
Wilson, Peter. "British and American Perspectives on Early Modern Warfare." Militär und Gesellschaft in der Frühen Neuzeit 5, no. 2 (2001): 108-118.
Wilson, Peter H. "German Women and War, 1500-1800." War in History 3, no. 2 (1996): 127-160.
Wilson, Peter H. "New Approaches under the Old Regime." In Early Modern Military History, 135-154. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Wilson, Peter H. "Social Militarization in Eighteenth-Century Germany." German History 18, no. 1 (2000): 1-39.
Wilson, Peter H. "Strategy and the Conduct of War." In The Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years' War, edited by Olaf Asbach and Peter Schröder, 269-281. Farnham, UK ; Burlington, VT: Routledge, 2014.
The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806: A European Perspective, Edited by Peter H. Wilson and R. J. W. Evans. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Wilson, Peter H. "The Politics of Military Recruitment in Eighteenth‐Century Germany." The English Historical Review 117, no. 472 (2002): 536-568.
Wilson, Peter H. The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2011.
Wilson, Peter H. "Warfare in the Old Regime 1648–1789." In European Warfare 1453–1815, 69-95. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.
Wilson, Peter H. "Was the Thirty Years War a 'Total War'?" In Civilians and War in Europe, 1618–1815, 21-35. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Woloch, Nancy. Women and the American Experience. 4th ed. Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Woollacott, Angela. Gender and Empire. Basingstoke, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Wunder, Heide. He Is the Sun, She Is the Moon: Women in Early Modern Germany. Cambridge, MA ; London: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Yagi, George. The Struggle for North America, 1754-1758: Britannia's Tarnished Laurels. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Fighting for a Living: A Comparative Study of Military Labour, 1500-2000, Edited by Erik-Jan Zürcher. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2014.

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