The Thirty Years War (New York Review Books Classics Series)

The Thirty Years War (New York Review Books Classics Series)

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by C.V. Wedgwood
     
 

Europe in 1618 was riven between Protestants and Catholics, Bourbon and Hapsburg—as well as empires, kingdoms, and countless principalities. After angry Protestants tossed three representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of the royal castle in Prague, world war spread from Bohemia with relentless abandon, drawing powers from Spain to Sweden into a

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Overview

Europe in 1618 was riven between Protestants and Catholics, Bourbon and Hapsburg—as well as empires, kingdoms, and countless principalities. After angry Protestants tossed three representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of the royal castle in Prague, world war spread from Bohemia with relentless abandon, drawing powers from Spain to Sweden into a nightmarish world of famine, disease, and seemingly unstoppable destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590171462
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
New York Review Books Classics Series
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
191,106
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.11(d)

Meet the Author

Cicely Veronica Wedgwood (1910–1997) was born into an innovative and intellectual English family. Her father, a direct descendant of the potter Josiah Wedgwood, was the chief general manager of the London and North Eastern Railway and her mother was a novelist and travel writer. After success at Oxford, Wedgwood rejected an academic career and took up writing instead. She published her first history, The Thirty Years War (1938), before her thirtieth birthday, and in the years that followed wrote a succession of chronicles of seventeenth-century Europe that made her one of the most popular and best-known historians in Britain. Her most important works include The King’s Peace; The King’s War; and William the Silent: William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, 1533–1584, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography in 1944. She was a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, a Dame of the British Empire, and in 1969 became the third woman to be appointed a member of the British Order of Merit.

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.

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Table of Contents

1Germany and Europe : 161811
2A king for Bohemia : 1617-1969
3Spanish tocsin, German alarum : 1619-21101
4The Emperor Ferdinand and the Elector Maximilian : 1621-5137
5Towards the Baltic : 1625-8192
6Deadlock : 1628-30223
7The king of Sweden : 1630-2259
8From Lutzen to Nordlingen - and beyond 1632-5325
9The struggle for the Rhine : 1635-9383
10The collapse of Spain : 1639-43414
11Towards peace : 1643-8445
12The peace and after485

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