Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe

Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780521722377
  • Druk: 1
  • september 2008
  • 252 pagina's
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Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe examines the important roles of women who campaigned with armies from 1500 to 1815. This included those notable female individuals who assumed male identities to serve in the ranks, but far more numerous and essential were the formidable women who, as women, marched in the train of armies. While some worked as full-time or part-time prostitutes, they more generally performed a variety of necessary gendered tasks, including laundering, sewing, cooking, and nursing. Early modern armies were always accompanied by women and regarded them as essential to the well-being of the troops. Lynn argues that, before 1650, women were also fundamental to armies because they were integral to the pillage economy that maintained troops in the field.

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'An important study not only for gender specialists but also for military historians. Lynn is most interesting on the role of women in the pillage economy while his work offers a new perspective on the vexed question of the Military Revolution and its dating.' Jeremy Black, University of Essex 'This is a masterful work by a master historian. In an engaging work that combines military and social history, Lynn brings to life the indispensable role of women in early modern European armies and tracks down the reasons for a major shift in their place after 1650. We can never again imagine war as only men's work.' Lynn Hunt, Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles 'Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe fills a hole in a neglected area of study; it offers a range of fresh insights; and it has broad appeal. It will become the book on the subject. And it will undoubtedly set the agenda for future research. For this reason, it is unlikely to remain the definitive work on the subject, since future research may well challenge some of Lynn's conclusions, but it will undoubtedly be the major reference point for other scholars.' Frank Tallett, University of Reading 'For those who wish to take the subject further, Lynn has provided an up-to-date synthesis ...' BBC History Magazine 'Lynn set out to tell the history of women as much as the history of armies; he has succeeded admirably. The size of the female contingent, its nature and its behaviour will come as a revelation to both military historians and to women's history devotees.' Open History ' ... examines the role of women who campaigned with armies from 1500-1815 and argues that their contribution was integral to the pillage economy that kept troops in the field.' Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature An important study not only for gender specialists but also for military historians. Lynn is most interesting on the role of women in the pillage economy while his work offers a new perspective on the vexed question of the Military Revolution and its dating. -Jeremy Black, University of Essex This is a masterful work by a master historian. In an engaging work that combines military and social history, Lynn brings to life the indispensable role of women in early modern European armies and tracks down the reasons for a major shift in their place after 1650. We can never again imagine war as only men's work. -Lynn Hunt, Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe fills a hole in a neglected area of study; it offers a range of fresh insights; and it has broad appeal. It will become the book on the subject. And it will undoubtedly set the agenda for future research. For this reason, it is unlikely to remain the definitive work on the subject, since future research may well challenge some of Lynn's conclusions, but it will undoubtedly be the major reference point for other scholars. -Frank Tallett, University of Reading ...with this new important book...he [Lynn] deftly blends his specialty with gender theory and women's history to produce a fascinating study of women's role in European warfare between 1500 to 1800 -Stephen Morillo, History: Review of New Books A readeable, informative, and often amusing study of the role of women in European armies from 1500 through 1815, termed by the author a 'preliminary' look, which is refreshingly free of agenda and dogmatism. -Albert A. Nofi, The NYMAS Review Lynn raises important questions not only about women in warfare, but also about how the decline in their involvement affected their lives and opportunities. Recommended. -Choice One of the delights of reading this book lies in the many rich details of the period, which Lynn has assembled from a wide range of sources, including popular art and literature as well as contemporary accounts. -Jennifer G. Mathers, Women's Review of Books Recommended. -Choice Lynn draws a rich, colorful picture of life in early armies.A pleasure to read on its own terms, this book uncovers a new element of reality that historians must now integrate into their study of early modern states. -Daryl M. Hafter, American Historical Review Lynn's real contribution is to put women back into 'big' historical questions like war, military institutions and state formation. -Peter H. Wilson, The International History Review This is a book which needed to be written ... It ... addresses neglected issues in the economy of the common soldier and his partner and very graphically recreates their survival strategies in the pillage economy characteristic of continental warfare ...its historiographical originality depends on the attention given to the conspicuously neglected family economy of the early modern soldier and his consort(s). -- Olwen Hufton,Journal of Military History Lynn's honest discussion of sex as key motivator for soldiers is praiseworthy... -Eugenia Kiesling, H-Minerva This is one of those rare books that can be assigned to undergraduates and still challenge those who know the many fields it touches on to think in new ways. -Journal of Modern History Lynn's book provides a stimulating...introduction to a subject that certainly bears much further study. -Michael Wolfe, Sixteenth Century Journal

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    Ik heb dit boek gekocht om me in mijn vrije tijd te verdiepen in het leven van vroegen. Specifiek om er achter te komen hoe men, en dan vooral vrouwen, zich kleedde in tijden van oorlog.

    Het is een zeer solide geschreven boek wat niks overlaat aan kans of vergissingen. Alles is goed beschreven en makkelijk te begrijpen, zelfs zonder enige voorkennis.

    Opvallend is de hoeveelheid bronnen en notities door het boek heen. Dit maakt het een uitstekend boek voor onderzoekers.

    Ik vind het onderwerp heel tof en omdat het goed geschreven is heb ik er ook veel plezier aan.

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Taal
Engels
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Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2008-09-01
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22,2 x 15,2 x 2,5 cm
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252 pagina's
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John A. Lynn John A. Lynn
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John A. Lynn
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Cambridge University Press

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9780521722377

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2008-09-01
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