Thirty Years War

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The first edition of "The Thirty Years' War" offered a survey of a central period in European history. It has established itself as the classic text with reviewers, students and general readers. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest research. The updated bibliographical information alone provides an invaluable resource, synthesizing the major work in the field in all languages down to 1996. Written with great clarity, the book brings alive the period in all its aspects. It covers ...
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New York 1988 Hardcover Reprint Edition. 340 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. MILITARY. The Thirty Years' War (1618-48) presents the historian with immnse problems: ... source material in a dozen languages, a geographical span covering most of Europe, and a long term of years. It is also the key issue of early modern history, the core of the 'General Crisis' of the seventeenth century. This book seeks to come to grips with the subject as a whole by drawing on the huge body of scholarly work done over the past five decades. Written with geat clarity and liveliness, the book brings alive the period in all its aspects. Includes an Index. (Key Words: The Thirty Years' War, Geoffrey Parker, Military, Albert of Wallenstein, Peace of Westphalia, William V, Heinrich Matthias Thurn, Sweden, Spain, Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, Protestantism, Peasant Revolts, Papacy, Don Gaspar de Guzman Olivares, Maximiliam I, Robert Monro, Louis XIII, William Lamormaini, James VI, Julich, Gustavus Adolphus, Germany, Ge Read more Show Less

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The first edition of "The Thirty Years' War" offered a survey of a central period in European history. It has established itself as the classic text with reviewers, students and general readers. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest research. The updated bibliographical information alone provides an invaluable resource, synthesizing the major work in the field in all languages down to 1996. Written with great clarity, 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 Wallenstein 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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780880292962
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/1989
  • Pages: 340

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Conventions
Chronology
I Europe Between War and Peace, 1555-1618 1
i The Habsburgs and Europe 2
ii Germany before the war 11
iii The Union, the League and the politics of Europe 22
iv The gathering storm 34
II The Indecisive War, 1618-1629 42
i The war for Bohemia 43
ii Europe and the Palatine war 55
iii The Danish intermezzo 64
III The Habsburgs Victorious 74
i The Imperial vision 75
ii The practice of absolutism I: 1621-1626 80
iii The practice of absolutism II: 1626-1629 85
iv Spain and the war 92
IV Total War 99
i On the edge of the abyss 100
ii 1630-1632: The intervention of Sweden 108
iii 1633-1635: Oxenstierna versus Wallenstein 119
iv France's 'war by diversion' 129
V Countdown to Peace 138
i The Swedish dilemma 140
ii 1635-1642: The deadlock broken 145
iii 1643-1647: The defeat of the Habsburgs 152
iv 1647-1650: The making of peace 160
VI The War in Myth, Legend and History 170
i The universal soldier 171
ii The war and German society 186
iii The war and politics 192
Maps 203
Abbreviations 212
Notes 213
Bibliographical essay 248
Index of authors 273
General index 281
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