The Thirty Years' War / Edition 2

The Thirty Years' War / Edition 2

by Geoffrey Parker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415128838

ISBN-13: 9780415128834

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The first edition of The Thirty Years' War offered an unrivalled survey of a central period in European history. Drawing on a huge body of source material from different languages and countries throughout Europe, it provided a clear and comprehensive narrative and analytical account of the subject. It has established itself as the classic text with reviewers,…  See more details below

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The first edition of The Thirty Years' War offered an unrivalled survey of a central period in European history. Drawing on a huge body of source material from different languages and countries throughout Europe, it provided a clear and comprehensive narrative and analytical account of the subject. It has established itself as the classic text with reviewers, students and the general reader.
This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the very latest research. The updated bibliographical information provides an invaluable resource, synthesising the major work in the field, in all languages, up to
1996.
Written with great clarity and liveliness, the book brings alive the period in all its aspects. It covers the horrors of the war and the contorted politics of the period. It deals with all the major figures,
including Wallerstein and Richelieu, Gustavus Adolphus and Tilly, the Winter King and the Habsburg emperors. For range and depth of coverage there is no other work like it. It has become the definitive book on the subject.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415128834
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,127,716
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Conventions
Chronology
IEurope Between War and Peace, 1555-16181
iThe Habsburgs and Europe2
iiGermany before the war11
iiiThe Union, the League and the politics of Europe22
ivThe gathering storm34
IIThe Indecisive War, 1618-162942
iThe war for Bohemia43
iiEurope and the Palatine war55
iiiThe Danish intermezzo64
IIIThe Habsburgs Victorious74
iThe Imperial vision75
iiThe practice of absolutism I: 1621-162680
iiiThe practice of absolutism II: 1626-162985
ivSpain and the war92
IVTotal War99
iOn the edge of the abyss100
ii1630-1632: The intervention of Sweden108
iii1633-1635: Oxenstierna versus Wallenstein119
ivFrance's 'war by diversion'129
VCountdown to Peace138
iThe Swedish dilemma140
ii1635-1642: The deadlock broken145
iii1643-1647: The defeat of the Habsburgs152
iv1647-1650: The making of peace160
VIThe War in Myth, Legend and History170
iThe universal soldier171
iiThe war and German society186
iiiThe war and politics192
Maps203
Abbreviations212
Notes213
Bibliographical essay248
Index of authors273
General index281

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