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Reviews and Articles

Reviews in History - is an electronic publication which reviews and reappraises significant work in all fields of historical interest, covering the principal areas of the subject as taught in institutions of higher education. As well as featuring reviews of individual books, Reviews in History also contains review articles which examine a range of books available on a highlighted topic.

In addition to the material located in Reviews in History there is also a section of the website dedicated to archived projects. This archive includes a series called Electronic Seminars in History which ran between May 1996 and June 1998. It was designed to encourage debate amongst historians via the electronic publication of seminar papers. Two seminars from this series are included in the list of reviews and articles presented on this page.

The reviews and articles listed below are arranged under the following themes:




Cold War

Review Article: Cold War studies
Review article by Diane Kirby

Economies and War

The Making of a World Power, War and the Military Revolution in Seventeenth-Century England
James Scott Wheeler
Reviewed by Will Coster
Author's Response

Richelieu’s Army: War, Government and Society in France, 1624-1642
David Parrott
Reviewed by Dr. Robert I. Frost
Author's Response

England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688
Britain's Colonial Wars 1688-1783

Bruce Lenman
Reviewed by Professor Peter J. Marshall
The author was pleased with this review and did not submit a detailed response.


A Soldier and a Woman: Sexual Integration in the Military
Editors: Gerard DeGroot and Corinna Peniston-Bird
Reviewed by Kay Sexton
Editor's Response  - from Corinna Peniston-Bird


The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare
Edited by Geoffrey Parker
Reviewed by Professor Jeremy Black
The author did not submit a response.

The Origins of the First World War: Controversies and Consensus
Annika Mombauer
Reviewed by Matthew Hughes
The author was pleased with this review and did not submit a detailed response.

Helmuth von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War
Annika Mombauer
Reviewed by Dr Matthew S. Seligmann
Author's Response

Material Culture of War

Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History
Jay Winter
Reviewed by Professor David Fitzpatrick
Author's Response

Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars
Robert Gardiner
Reviewed by Andrew Lambert
The author was pleased with this review and did not submit a detailed response.

People: Armies, Civilians, Refugees

Electronic Seminar: In The Presence Of Mine Enemies Face-To-Face Killing In Twentieth Century Warfare
Dr Joanna Bourke

Capital Cities at War: Paris. London. Berlin 1914-1919
Jay Winter and Jean-Louis Robert
Reviewed by Professor Anthony Sutcliffe
Author's Response from Jay Winter

Whitehall and the Jews, 1933-1948: British Immigration Policy, Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust
Louise London
Reviewed by Dr. Sean Kelly
The author was pleased with this review and did not submit a detailed response.

Raising Churchill's Army: The British Army and the War against Germany, 1919-45
David French
Reviewed by Ian F W Beckett
The author did not submit a response.

Ireland and the Great War
Keith Jeffery
Reviewed by Dr Virginia Crossman

The author was pleased with this review and did not submit a detailed response.

Cromwell's Major-Generals: Godly Government during the English Revolution
Christopher Durston
Reviewed by Professor Ronald Hutton
The author was pleased with this review and did not submit a detailed response.


Review Article: Writing the History of the Russian Revolution
Dr. Christopher Read

The British Isles and the War of American Independence
Stephen Conway
Reviewed by Dr. S.M Grant
Author's Response

The Northern Wars.
War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558-1721
Modern Wars in Perspective

Robert I. Frost
Reviewed by Gunner Lind
Authors Response

Electronic Seminar: Domestic State Violence: Repression From The Croquants To The Commune
Professor Howard G. Brown

Strategy & Policy

War Cruel and Sharp
English Strategy under Edward III, 1327-1360

Clifford J. Rogers
Reviewed by Professor Michael Prestwich
Author's Response

The Korean War
Peter Lowe
Reviewed by Dr James Mills
Response from Peter Lowe

Splendid Isolation?
Britain, the Balance of Power and the Origins of the First World War

John Charmley
Reviewed by Thomas G. Otte
Author's Response

Visit the Reviews in History section of this website for a full list of reviews and articles on a diverse range of topics.

December 2002

bookjacket: Richelieu's Army
bookjacket: England's Colonial Wars 1550-1668
bookjacket: Site of Memory, Sites of Mourning
bookjacket: Capital Cities at War
bookjacket: Raising Churchill's Army
bookjacket: Cromwell's Major-Generals
bookjacket: War Cruel and Sharp