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CAUSES OF THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR.
Section I.—Political Institutions of Germany (1440-1517).
Section II.—Protestantism in Germany (1517-1570).
Section III.—Reaction against Protestantism (1570-1596).
Section IV.—Three Parties and Three Leaders (1596-1612).
THE BOHEMIAN REVOLUTION.
Section I.—The House of Austria and its Subjects (1600-1618).
Section II.—The Revolution at Prague (March-May 1618).
Section III.—The War in Bohemia (May 1618-February 1619).
Section IV.—Ferdinand on his Defence (March-November 1619).
IMPERIALIST VICTORIES IN BOHEMIA AND THE PALATINATE
Section I.—The Attack upon Frederick (November 1619-January 1621).
Section II.—The War in the Upper Palatinate (January-October 1621).[Pg xiii]
Section III.—Frederick's Allies (October 1621-May 1622).
Section IV.—The Fight for the Lower Palatinate (April-July 1622).
MANSFELD AND CHRISTIAN IN NORTH GERMANY.
Section I.—Mansfeld's March into the Netherlands (July-November 1622).
Section II.—Christian of Brunswick in Lower Saxony (November 1622-August 1623).
Section III.—Danger of the Lower Saxon Circle (August-December 1623).
Section IV.—England and France (October 1623-August 1624).
Section V.—Rise of Richelieu (August 1624-September 1625).
INTERVENTION OF THE KING OF DENMARK.
Section I.—Christian IV. and Gustavus Adolphus (1624).
Section II.—English Diplomacy (August 1624-July 1625).
Section III.—Wallenstein's Armament (July 1625-February 1626).
Section IV.—Defeat of Mansfeld and Christian IV. (February-August 1626).
STRALSUND AND ROCHELLE.
Section I.—Fresh Successes of Wallenstein (August 1626-October 1627).
Section II.—Resistance to Wallenstein in the Empire (October 1627-February 1628).
Section III.—The Siege of Stralsund (August-February 1628).
Section IV.—The Siege of Rochelle (1625-1628).
THE EDICT OF RESTITUTION.
Section I.—Oppression of the Protestants (March 1628-May 1629).
Section II.—French Intervention in Italy (1628-1630).
Section III.—Wallenstein deprived of his Command (March 1629-September 1630).
Section IV.—The Swedes establish themselves on the Coast of the Baltic (July 1630-January 1631).
Section V.—The Fall of Magdeburg (January-May 1631).
THE VICTORIES OF GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS.
Section I.—Alliance between the Swedes and the Saxons (June-September 1631).
Section II.—Battle of Breitenfeld (September 1631).
Section III.—March of Gustavus into South Germany (October 1631-May 1632).
Section IV.—Wallenstein's Restoration to command (September 1631-June 1632).
Section V.—Struggle between Gustavus and Wallenstein (June-October 1632).
Section VI.—The Battle of Lützen (October-November 1632)
THE DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN AND THE TREATY OF PRAGUE.
Section I.—French Influence in Germany (November 1632-April 1633).
Section II.—Wallenstein's Attempt to dictate Peace (April-December 1633).[Pg xxii]
Section III.—Resistance to Wallenstein's Plans (January-February 1634).
Section IV.—Assassination of Wallenstein (February 1634).
Section V.—Imperialist Victories and the Treaty of Prague (February 1634-May 1635).
THE PREPONDERANCE OF FRANCE.
Section I.—Open Intervention of France (May 1635).
Section II.—Spanish Successes (May 1635-December 1637).
Section III.—The Struggle for Alsace (January 1638-July 1639).
Section V.—Aims and Character of Richelieu (December 1642-May 1643).[Pg xxiv]
Section VI.—More French Victories (May 1643—August 1645).
THE END OF THE WAR.
Section I.—Turenne's Strategy (June 1645-October 1648).
Section II.—The Treaty of Westphalia (Oct. 1648).
Section III.—Condition of Germany.[Pg xxv]
Section IV.—Continuance of the War between France and Spain (1648-1660).
About the Author
"Samuel Rawson Gardiner (4 March 1829 - 24 February 1902) was an English historian.
The son of Rawson Boddam Gardiner, he was born near Alresford, Hampshire. He was educated at Winchester College and Christ Church, Oxford, where he obtained a first class in literae humaniores. He was subsequently elected to fellowships at All Souls (1884) and Merton (1892). For some years he was professor of modern history at Kin