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
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590171462

ISBN-13: 9781590171462

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: New York Review Books

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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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
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.11(d)

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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Thirty Years War (New York Review Books Classics Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent, detailed narrative of the 30 Years War and describes in evocative language the impact it had on the area that is now Germany. Even though the book was written in 1938, it still reads well and is a worthwhile addition to any library of history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Short and carefully written narrative of the entire war. The author has a gift for orderly and lively writing. The opinionated character sketches of the major historical figures are very helpful in understanding what is happening over the long course of the war.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wedgwood conveys the events of the 30 Years War down to smallest detail, even including the personality traits of some of the major players in the war. Her prose is absolutely oustanding, in the spirit of Trevelyan. The book covers history, diplomacy, military tactics, geography, and religion; an all around joy to read.