Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe

By John A. Lynn II,

Book cover of Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe

Book description

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,…

Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)

Why read it?

1 author picked Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is one of the first scholarly studies of women in and around the battlefield. It is notable for its depiction of women who were active in warfare who were not queens or larger-than-life heroines. It also includes what I think is hands-down the best discussion of the uncomfortable relationship between military history and gender studies that plagues all attempts to write about women in war.

From Pamela's list on women in war.

Want books like Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe?

Our community of 6,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe.

Browse books like Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in women in war, Europe, and Women in the military?

6,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about women in war, Europe, and Women in the military.

Women In War Explore 12 books about women in war
Europe Explore 575 books about Europe
Women In The Military Explore 18 books about Women in the military