Dr John Reeve

Honorary Senior Lecturer in History
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dr John Reeve was educated at Melbourne University (BA Hons, MA) and Pembroke College, Cambridge University (PhD), and taught for thirty years at the University of Hong Kong, Sydney University, and UNSW Canberra as Senior Lecturer and Osborne Fellow in Naval History (1997-2017) before retiring and being appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in 2018. He was Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge University, in 2010 and 2014-15, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Australian Naval Review,
He specializes in diplomatic, naval and strategic history and contemporary maritime strategic affairs, has published more than thirty refereed journal articles, book chapters, and working papers, and has authored or co-edited five books including Charles I and the Road to Personal Rule (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,1989) and (co-edited with David Stevens), The Face of Naval Battle: The Human Experience of Modern War at Sea (Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 2003). He served as an Associate Editor of and multiple contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (British Academy/Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004). His current projects include a book chapter on the Australian Chiefs of Naval Staff, a volume of essays on naval history and maritime strategy, and a book on early modern European international relations and warfare: England's Rise to Power: Diplomacy and Warfare 1600-1700.

Books

Reeve LJ, 1989, Charles I and the Road to Personal Rule, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Book Chapters

Reeve LJ, 2015, 'Maritime Strategy 1914: Some Observations on the Issues', in Frame T (ed.), Maritime Strategy 1914, Barton Books, Canberra, pp. 133 - 142

Reeve LJ, 2011, 'U.S. Naval Operations and Contemporary Geopolitics: The War on Terror and the New Great Game in the Early 21st Century', in Elleman BA; Paine SCM (ed.), Naval Power and Expeditionary Warfare: Peripheral campaigns and new theatres of naval warfare, edn. Original, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, pp. 182 - 196

Reeve LJ, 2010, 'British Naval Strategy: War on a Global Scale', in Stoker D; Hagan KJ; McMaster MT (ed.), Strategy in the American War of Independence: A Global Approach, edn. first hbk, Routledge, London, pp. 73 - 99

Reeve LJ, 2007, 'Triumph or Tragedy?', in Stevens D; Reeve J (ed.), Sea Power Ashore and in the Air, edn. 1st, Halstead Press, Sydney, pp. 262 - 272

Reeve LJ, 2006, 'Maritime Operations and Counter-terrorism: an Australian View', in McCaffrie J (ed.), Positioning Navies for the Future: Challenge and Response, edn. 1st, Sea Power Centre-Australia and Halstead Press, Sydney, pp. 91 - 110

Stevens DM; Reeve LJ, 2005, 'Introduction: The navy and the birth of the nation', in Stevens D; Reeve J (ed.), The Navy and the Nation: The Influence of the Navy on Modern Australia, edn. First, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 1 - 8

Reeve LJ, 2005, 'Conclusion: Maritime Nations - The Lucky League', in Stevens D; Reeve J (ed.), The Navy and the Nation: The Influence of the Navy on Modern Australia, edn. First, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 370 - 383

Reeve LJ, 2005, 'Alliance Warfare in Early Modern Europe', in Dennis P; Grey J (ed.), Entangling Alliances: Coalition Warfare in the Twentieth Century, edn. First, Australian Military History Publications, Loftus, NSW, pp. 19 - 37

Reeve LJ, 2003, 'Introduction: An Anatomy of the Face of Naval Battle', in Reeve J; Stevens D (ed.), The Face of Naval Battle: The human experience of modern war at sea, edn. Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 3 - 37

Reeve LJ, 2003, 'Terrorism and Territoriality: A New Maritime Strategic Era', in Heath R; Snushall B (ed.), Protecting Maritime Resources, edn. Original, Sea Power Centre, Canberra, pp. 67 - 68

Reeve LJ, 2001, 'The Development of Naval Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1500-2000', in Geoffrey Till (ed.), Seapower at the Millennium, edn. Original, Sutton Publishing/Royal Navy, Stroud/Portsmouth, pp. 134 - 143

Reeve LJ, 2001, 'Naval Warfare 1600-1700', in Messenger C (ed.), Readers` Guide to Military History, edn. Original, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago, pp. 435 - 437

Reeve LJ, 2001, 'Mahan, Corbett and Modern Maritime Strategy', in Smith H (ed.), The Strategists, edn. Original, Australian Defence Studies Centre, Canberra, pp. 41 - 53

Reeve LJ, 2001, 'The Rise of Modern Naval Strategy c.1580-1880', in Stevens D; Reeve J (ed.), Southern Trident Strategy, History, and the Rise of Australian Naval Power, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards NSW, pp. 7 - 23

Reeve LJ, 1999, 'Britain or Europe? The context of Early Modern English History: Political and Cultural, Economic and Social, Naval and Military', in Burgess G (ed.), The New British History: Founding a Modern State 1603-1715, edn. Original, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, London, pp. 287 - 312

Reeve LJ, 1998, 'Secret alliance and Protestant agitation in two kingdoms: the early Caroline background to the Irish rebellion of 1641', in Gentles I; Morrill J; Worden B (ed.), Soldiers, Writers and Statesmen of the English Revolution, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 19 - 35

Reeve LJ, 1996, 'Britain and the world under the Stuarts, 1603-1689', in Morrill J (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 416 - 431

Journal articles

Reeve LJ, 2017, 'Amphibious Warfare: Some Historical Reflections', Australian Naval Review, vol. 2017, pp. 30 - 40

Reeve J, 2016, ''Sir Dudley Carleton and Sir Thomas Roe: English Servants of the Queen of Bohemia and the Protestant International during the Thirty Years War'', Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 32, pp. 151 - 181

Reeve LJ, 2010, 'Naval History and Joint Professional Military Education: a personal view', Australian Defence Force Journal, vol. 2010, pp. 14 - 20

Reeve LJ, 2009, 'Masters of History: Three Students of Trinity College', Victorian Historical Journal, vol. 80, pp. 76 - 90

Reeve LJ, 2008, 'The Relevance of the Surface Warship as a Weapons System: An Australian View', Australian Defence Force Journal, vol. 177, pp. 62 - 72

Reeve LJ, 2004, 'William Strode, Politician', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Reeve LJ, 2004, 'Valentine Pyne, Naval Officer and Soldier', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Reeve LJ, 2004, 'Sir Miles Hobart, Politician', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Reeve LJ, 2004, 'William Coryton, Politician', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Reeve LJ, 2004, 'Dudley Carleton, Diplomat and Letter Writer', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Reeve LJ, 2004, 'Benjamin Valentine, Politician', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Reeve LJ; Breward I; Collinson P; Prest W, 2001, 'George Yule: a Tribute by Some of his Friends', Parergon: Journal of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 18, pp. 11 - 18

Reeve J, 1996, 'The politics of war finance in an age of confessional strife: A comparative Anglo-European view', Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 14, pp. 85 - 109

Reeve LJ, 1986, 'Sir Robert Heath's advice for Charles I in 1629', Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, vol. 59, pp. 215 - 224

Reeve LJ, 1986, 'Quiroga's paper of 1631: a missing link in Anglo-Spanish diplomacy during the Thirty Years War', The English Historical Review, vol. 101, pp. 913 - 926

Reeve J, 1986, 'The arguments in King's Bench in 1629 concerning the imprisonment of John Selden and other members of the House of Commons', The Journal of British Studies, vol. 25, pp. 264 - 287

Reeve LJ, 1986, 'The legal status of the Petition of Right', The Historical Journal, vol. 29, pp. 257 - 277

Reeve LJ, 1983, 'Sir Thomas Roe's prophecy of 1629', Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, vol. 56, pp. 115 - 121

Working Papers

Reeve LJ, 2001, Maritime Strategy and Defence of the Archipelagic Inner Arc, RAN Sea Power Centre, Canberra, 5

Reeve LJ, 2000, The Development of Naval Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region 1500-2000, RAN Sea Power Centre, Canberra, 4

Edited Books

Reeve LJ; Stevens D, (eds.), 2007, Sea Power Ashore and in the Air, Original, Halstead Press, Sydney

Reeve LJ; Stevens D, (eds.), 2005, The Navy and the Nation: The Influence of the Navy on Modern Australia, Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW

Reeve LJ, (ed.), 2004, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography., Associate Editor, OUP, Oxford

Reeve LJ; Stevens D, (eds.), 2003, The Face of Naval Battle: The Human Experience of Modern War at Sea., Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW

Reeve LJ; Stevens D, (eds.), 2001, Southern Trident: Strategy, History and the Rise of Australian Naval Power., Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW