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Prof. John A. Lynn II

Professor Emeritus of History
Center for Global Studies

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Areas of Specialization

Military history; Military and political institutions of France, 1610-1815; War and culture; Women in warfare; History of terrorism



  • Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge University Press. . 2008.
  • Battle: A History of Combat and Culture. Westview Press. . 2004.
  • The Wars of Louis XIV, 1667-1714. Longman. . 1999.
  • Giant of the Grand Si├Ęcle: The French Army, 1610-1715. Cambridge University Press. . 1997.
  • Feeding Mars: Logistics in Western Warfare from the Middle Ages to the Present. Ed. John A. Lynn. Westview Press. . 1993.
  • The Tools of War: Ideas, Instruments, and Institutions of Warfare, 1445-1871. Ed. John A. Lynn. University of Illinois Press. . 1990.
  • The Bayonets of the Republic: Motivation and Tactics in the Army of Revolutionary France, 1791-94. University of Illinois Press. . 1984.