Category Archives: War and Society

Postdoctoral Fellowships on the European Fiscal-Military System

The Faculty of History at the University of Oxford is seeking six Research Associates to join the team from September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, for an ambitious 5-year multi-national research project. ‘The European Fiscal-Military System 1530-1870’ is funded … Continue reading

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Featured Review on War and Culture in American Historical Review

I am happy to report that my review essay on three new books on war and culture in early modern Europe has been published in the American Historical Review (AHR). The books under review are: Ilya Berkovich. Motivation in War: … Continue reading

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Early Modern War and the Formation of Europe

The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis hosted an interdisciplinary conference on Early Modern War and the Formation of Europe this weekend (16-17 November 2018). The conference included diverse perspectives on war, culture, and society … Continue reading

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The Eighty Years’ War and the Birth of the Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is inaugurating a major new exhibition on the Dutch Revolt (or the Eighty Years’ War) next week. The curators explain that “This year is the 450th anniversary of the outbreak of the Eighty Years’ War, and … Continue reading

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Portuguese Shipwreck Found

Marine archaeologists are exploring the site of an early modern Portuguese shipwreck. NPR reports that “A 400-year-old shipwreck that signified a time when the spice trade between Portugal and India was booming has been uncovered 40 feet below the water’s … Continue reading

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Review of War and Conflict in the Early Modern World

The Journal of Modern History has published Peter Wilson’s review of my recent book, War and Conflict in the Early Modern World (Polity, 2016). The review is available online at the Journal of Modern History website.    

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Crowd-funding French History

The BBC reports that that a crowd-funding project has successfully raised money to purchase a thirteenth-century French castle. “Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France. By contributing at least €51 (£45; $61) each, they … Continue reading

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