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The 25th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the twenty-seven grievances against the King listed in the Declaration of Independence, he did so with the intention of encapsulating... The post The 25th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence appeared first on Journal...

Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges / Capitalisation of War

I was excited to receive my copy of Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges: Kriegsunternehmer in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit yesterday in the campus mail at Northern Illinois University. The book presents comparative studies of military entrepreneurship,...

Military Contractors in the French Wars of Religion

I am happy to report that my latest publication on military contractors in the French Wars of Religion is finally in print. This is a chapter in a collective volume on Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges / The Capitalization of War. Here is the...

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,...

SMH2016 Ottawa sneak-peak

While the official program for next April’s Society for Military History conference won’t be out until early next year, I can report that there will be at least one panel on Louis XIV’s last two wars (or is it William III’s...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 5 Dec 2015

Recent publications

Here are some recent publications that illustrate pretty well the trends in EMEMHistoriography: mercs, military fiscs and infidels, oh my! Leaven with the occasional campaign history. Murphy, Neil. “Henry VIII’s First Invasion of France: The Gascon...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 10 Mar 2015

Mercenaries vs. Auxiliaries

My exuberant Mercenaries! snark prompted a reignition of the complex question of how we define the term. Motivations, labor relations, national-vs-regional identity: they all get tangled up in one big early-modern Gordian knot. I don’t claim to...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 13 Feb 2014

How the Germans got their own place in the sun

… The Royal Navy sent them there, of course. Conway, Stephen. “Continental European Soldiers in British Imperial Service, c.1756–1792.” The English Historical Review 129, no. 536 (February 2014). Continental Europeans were not just enemies...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 11 Feb 2014