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Thirty Years War.

C. V. Wedgwood

Thirty Years War.

by C. V. Wedgwood

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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed., Cape, 1944.

SeriesPelican books (A397)
The Physical Object
Pagination480p. :
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22305336M

From to a series of conflicts engulfed much of Europe. This period, known as the Thirty Years’ War, began with a religious dispute. Eventually, however, it came to involve political control and territory as well. By the end of the war, the shape of Europe had been greatly changed. Thirty Years War reenactment. 1, likes 29 talking about this. The 30 Years War was years old in - this group is about reenacting the period. Also the 80 years war and English Civil Followers: K.

Thirty Years' War. 27 likes. Internet store for Thirty Years' War ers: "This book [was] written to counterbalance those accounts that see the [Thirty Years'] War as a parade of campaigns, battles, and states. The author shows people coping with the rigours of war. His book spans the range of human ingenuity, from the production of worldly goods to the most subtle products of human reason and unreason.

The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy by Peter H. Wilson is doorstopper of a book.. The Thirty Years War edited by Geoffrey Parker is much shorter than the Wilson text, but worth checking out.. Geoff Mortimer's Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War is . Religious change eventually led to the most destructive widespread war Europe had ever known. The Thirty Years’ War (), which involved a variety of European powers, began with a dispute over whether a Protestant or a Catholic would become the king of Bohemia, and ended with the utter destruction the landscape, infrastructure, and population of much of Germany.


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This book was first published in and is still considered the best book on the thirty years war. It's a complex subject: a civil war inside Germany between feudal princes (protestant and catholics), the Emperor of Austria who was also the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, a Habsburg, catholic in his own way, France under Louis XIII, a Cited by:   The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy is a history of prodigious erudition that manages to corral the byzantine complexity of the Thirty Years War into a coherent narrative.

It also offers a bracingly novel interpretation. Historians typically portray the Thirty Years War as the last and goriest of Europe's religious wars--a final bonfire of Cited by: The Thirty Years’ War: Europe’s Tragedy. by Peter H. Wilson, Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.,$ For the avid reader of military history, the Thirty Years’ War has everything—European Realpolitik, religious conflict, dramatic characters, military innovation and violence enough to satisfy the most lurid imagination or touch the coldest heart.

This is the second book I've read recently about the Thirty Years War, both of which have the same informative, if unimaginative, title of The Thirty Years War.

Cicely Veronica Wedgwood's history is considered a classic English-language history of the war, and with good reason/5. Thirty Years’ War (–48), in European history, a series of wars fought by various nations for various reasons, including religious, dynastic, territorial, and commercial rivalries.

Its destructive campaigns and battles occurred over most of Europe, and, when it ended, the map of. The Thirty Years’ War was a 17th-century religious conflict fought primarily in central Europe. It remains one of the longest and most brutal wars in human. The Thirty Years' War was a very confusing conflict on many levels, and to attempt any account of it in barely pages is almost foolhardy.

But this book succeeds, at least in setting the stage and following the people and politics/5(5). The Thirty Years War happens to be one of the periods of European History that I'm most interested in and lead me to buy the card driven game of the same name, which is the first wargaming I've done since school (and I'm 36 now).

Since playing. The Thirty Years War is considered within its own context, rather than merely as a poor relation to the linear or Napoleonic periods.

The campaigns covered in this volume include the defeat of the Bohemian and German Protestants (), the Danish War (), the victories of the Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus (), and the 4/5(1).

A deadly continental struggle, the Thirty Years War devastated seventeenth-century Europe, killing nearly a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to towns and countryside alike. Peter Wilson offers the first new history in a generation of a horrifying conflict that transformed the map of.

History of Europe - History of Europe - The Thirty Years’ War: The war originated with dual crises at the continent’s centre: one in the Rhineland and the other in Bohemia, both part of the Holy Roman Empire. asked the tavern drinkers in Goethe’s Faust—and the answer is no easier to find today than in the late 18th, or early 17th, century.

Kehlmann, who found fame with another historical novel, ’s Measuring the World, transplants his hero to the gritty context of the thirty years’ war, which I.

At seven in the morning on18, soldiers loyal to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II stormed the ancient German city of Magdeburg.

The Thirty Years' War () is a central episode in early modern history. This revised edition of Geoffrey Parker's text incorporates recent research whilst retaining the range and depth of coverage of the first edition.

It continues to provide a narrative and analytical account of the war/5(8). Europe in 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.

The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy is a history of prodigious erudition that manages to corral the byzantine complexity of the Thirty Years War into a coherent narrative.

It also offers a bracingly novel interpretation/5(9). The Thirty Years' War was a very confusing conflict on many levels, and to attempt any account of it in barely pages is almost foolhardy. But this book succeeds, at least in setting the stage and following the people and politics.

It is a good place to start a study of the by: Fantastic look at the Thirty Years War This book details the plight of Germany from pre to just a little after The bulk of the writting details the war in political terms and general military movement. There isn't a ton of detailed battles, save a few important ones such as White Mountain and when details of new/cutting edge battle.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 61, free ebooks; 61 by Friedrich Schiller; The Thirty Years War — Complete by Friedrich Schiller The Thirty Years War — Complete Language: English: LoC Class: D: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere: Subject: Thirty Years' War,   The Thirty Years War shows her at her epic best." -- From the introduction by Anthony Grafton "This is a masterful narrative, written by one of the great exponents of that all-too-rare skill.

Threading her way through one of the most complex and fraught eras of European history, Wedgwood gives all who have followed her an object lesson in /5(K). The Thirty Years' War was fought from until Though it was primarily centered in Germany, several other countries became involved in the conflict, including France, Spain, and fact, almost all of the powerful countries in Europe were involved in the war.

It began as a fight about religion — the Protestants and Catholics were the two groups that on: Europe (mostly Germany).The Thirty Years War by Ronald G. Asch puts the religious and constitutional struggle in the Holy Roman Empire squarely back into the centre of events.

However, other issues are not neglected. Thus the problems of war finance are shown to be an important key to the interaction between inter-state and domestic conflicts during the war.Military History Book Review: The Thirty Years’ War The Thirty Years’ War: Europe’s Tragedy by Peter H.

Wilson, Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.,$35 For the avid reader of military history, the Thirty Years’ War has everything—European Realpolitik, religious conflict, dramatic.