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(For these books, see my Amazon page.  In addition, members of can download many of my articles from that website. I also maintain a small YouTube channel here.)

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  • The Cutting-Off Way: Indigenous Warfare in Eastern North America, 1500-1800 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2023) link to catalog; Review in Wall Street Journal ; Review in Medium
  • Wayne E. Lee, David L. Preston, David Silbey, and Anthony E. Carlson, The Other Face of Battle: America’s Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021). Link to Catalog
  • Waging War: Conflict, Culture and Innovation in World History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).  Link to Catalog     Review
  • Michael Galaty, Ols Lafe, Wayne E. Lee and Zamir Tafilica, eds., Light and Shadow: Isolation and Interaction in the Shala Valley of Northern Albania (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2013. (winner of the 2014 Society for American Archaeology book award) (open access)
  • Barbarians and Brothers:  Anglo-American Warfare, 1500-1865 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).  Link to Catalog             Review on H-War
  • Editor, Empires and Indigenes:  Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World (New York: NYU Press, 2011). Catalog   Review on H-Empire   Review on H-Atlantic
  • Editor, Warfare and Culture in World History, 2nd edition (New York: NYU Press, 2020).   Link to Catalog
  • Crowds and Soldiers in Revolutionary North Carolina: The Culture of Violence in Riot and War (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001).   Link to Catalog    Link to review (H-South)
  • Associate Editor for Peter Karsten, et al., eds., Encyclopedia of War and American Society, 3 vols. (New York: Sage Publications, 2005). (also available online through Sage Publications) Link to Catalog 

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS (most recent first) (many of these can be found on my page)

  • “A Contest of Wills: The Spectrum and Experience of Political Violence in the American Revolution” in The Cambridge History of the Age of the Atlantic Revolutions, Vol.1 The Enlightenment and the British Colonies, ed.   Wim Klooster (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in press, spring 2023).
  • “Eastern Native American Laws of War,” in The Laws of Yesterday’s Wars, vol. 2, From Ancient India to East Africa, ed. Samuel White (Leiden: Brill, 2022), 146-82.
  • “To Stop a Cannonball:  Ottoman Fortress Design and Comparing Military Revolutions, 1350-1730,” in Mark Charles Fissel, ed. The Military Revolution and Revolutions in Military Affairs (Oldenbourg: De Gruyter, 2022), 113-176.
  • “The Logistics of Grass: How Steppe Nomads Invented the Operational Level of War.” MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History34.3 (Spring 2022): 44-53. Slightly modified online version available here:
  • *”Conquer, Extract, and Perhaps Govern: Organic Economies, Logistics, and Violence in the Preindustrial World,” in Erica Charters, Marie Houllemare and Peter H. Wilson, eds. A Global History of Early Modern Violence and its Restraint (Manchester: Manchester University Press, Sept 2020), 236-60.
  • *With Attila Gyucha and Zoltán Rózsa, “The Mongol Campaign in Hungary, 1241-1242: The Archaeology and History of Nomadic Conquest and ‘Massacre,'” The Journal of Military History 83 (2019): 1021-1066.
  • “Foreword,” in The Specter of Peace: Rethinking Violence and Power in the Colonial Atlantic, eds. Michael Goode and John Smolenski (Leiden: Brill, 2018).
  • “Early Imperial Encounters–North America, 1500-1754,” (ver. 1.1.2) in The West Point History of Warfare, ed. Clifford J. Rogers and Ty Seidule, vol. 2, North American Warfare to 1900, ed. Clifford J. Rogers and Samuel J. Watson  (New York: Rowan Technology Solutions, 2016). Web Reader and iBook editions.
  • “Culture of War,” in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Military History, ed. Dennis Showalter (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). link
  •   “When Did Warfare Begin? Archaeology, Evolution, and the Evidence of Early Human Conflict,” Military History Quarterly (Winter 2015): 64-71.
  •   “Warfare in Seventeenth-Century North America,” in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History, ed. Trevor Burnard (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012; revised 2015).
  • “Subjects, Clients, Allies, or Mercenaries?  The British use of Irish and Amerindian military power, 1500–1815,” in Britain’s Oceanic Empire: Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds, c. 1550-1850, eds. H.V. Bowen, Elizabeth Mancke, and John G. Reid (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 179-217.  Link to Catalog
  • “Keeping the Irish Down and the Spanish Out:  English Strategies of Submission in Ireland, 1594-1603,” in Hybrid Warfare: Fighting Complex Opponents from the Ancient World to the Present, Williamson Murray and Peter Mansoor, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 45-71.  link to Amazon
  • “The Native American Military Revolution: Firearms, Forts, and Polities,” in Empires and Indigenes:  Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World, ed. Wayne E. Lee (New York: NYU Press, 2011), 49-80.
  • “Projecting Power in the Early Modern World: The Spanish Model?” in Empires and Indigenes:  Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World, ed. Wayne E. Lee (New York: NYU Press, 2011), 1-18.
  • “Plattsburgh 1814:  Warring for Bargaining Chips” in Between War and Peace:  How America Ends Its Wars, ed. Mat Moten (New York: Free Press, 2011) Link to Catalog
  • “Using the Natives against the Natives:  Indigenes as ‘Counterinsurgents’ in the British Atlantic, 1500-1800,” Defence Studies 10.1 (2010): 88-105 Available from InformaWorld
  • “Mind and Matter–Cultural Analysis in American Military History: A Look at the State of the Field,” Journal of American History 93.4 (2007): 1116-42.
  • “Peace Chiefs and Blood Revenge: Patterns of Restraint in Native American Warfare in the Contact and Colonial Eras,” Journal of Military History 71 (2007):  701-41.
  • “From Gentility to Atrocity: The Continental Army’s Ways of War” Army History 62 (Winter 2006): 4-19.  PDF online
  • “Restraint and Retaliation: The North Carolina Militia and the Backcountry War of 1780-82,” in War & Society in the American Revolution, eds. John Resch and Walter Sargent (Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007), 163-190. Link to Catalog
  • “The Civilian Experience of War during the American Revolution,” in Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Early America: From the Colonial Era to the Civil War, eds. David S. Heidler and Jean T. Heidler (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007).  Link to Catalog
  • “Fortify, Fight, or Flee: Tuscarora and Cherokee Defensive Warfare and Military Culture Adaptation,” Journal of Military History   68 (2004): 713-770.
  • “Early American Ways of War: A New Reconaissance, 1600-1815,” Historical Journal 44 (2001): 269-89. Available from JSTOR
  • Daniel Pullen, Michael L. Galaty, William A. Parkinson, Wayne E. Lee, and Rebecca Seifried, “The Diros Project, 2011-2013: Surface Survey and Site Collection in Diros Bay,” in Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave in the Mani, Greece: In Honor of Dr. G. Papathanassopoulos, eds. Α. Papathanasiou, W. A. Parkinson, D. J. Pullen, M. L. Galaty, and P. Karkanas (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2018).
  • Michael Galaty, Wayne E. Lee, Jonathan A. Haws, Timothy A. Parsons, “Results of Research “Between the Hills” by the Loudoun Valley Historical Archaeology and Ecology Project (LVHAEP), 2000-2008, Final Report to the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, Loudoun County, Virginia, 2014.
  • Michael Galaty, Ols Lafe, Wayne E. Lee and Zamir Tafilica, eds., Light and Shadow: Isolation and Interaction in the Shala Valley of Northern Albania (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2013.  (I am co-author of six chapters and sole author of one).
  • Michael Galaty, Wayne E. Lee, Charles Watkinson, Zamir Tafilica, and Ols Lafe,  “Fort, Tower, or House? Building a Landscape of Settlement in the Shala Valley of High Albania,” Internet Archaeology 27 (2009):
  • Heather Rypkema, Wayne E. Lee, Michael Galaty, and Jonathan Haws, “Rapid, In-Stride Soil Phosphate Measurement in Archaeological Survey: A New Method Tested in Loudoun County, Virginia,” Journal of Archaeological Science 34 (2007): 1859-67.  Available online (w/subscription access)
  • Michael Galaty, Ols Lafe, Zamir Tafilica, Wayne Lee, Mentor Mustafa, Charles Watkinson, and Antonia Young,  “Projekti i Luginës së Shalës: Fushata 2005,” in Seminari i Gjashtë Ndërkombëtar “Shkodra Në Shekuj”, Muzeu Historik i Shkodrës (Shkodër:  Muzeu Historik I Shkodrës, 2006), 232-8 (in Albanian with English summary, published in 2007).
  • “The Pylos Regional Archaeological Project IV: Change and the Human Landscape in a Modern Greek Village in Messenia,” Hesperia 70 (2001): 49-98. Available through JSTOR