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Wallenstein : the enigma of the Thirty Years War

Author: Geoff Mortimer
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Albrecht Wallenstein was a legendary military commander and generalissimo of the Habsburg forces, yet was eventually assassinated on the orders of Emperor Ferdinand II. This accessible modern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein, Herzog von Friedland; Albrecht W von Wallenstein; Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein; Albrecht, Friedland Herzog; Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein, Herzog von Friedland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Mortimer
ISBN: 9780230272125 0230272126 9780230272132 0230272134
OCLC Number: 540143061
Description: xi, 277 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma --
No great expectations --
Early manhood --
Maturity --
Gradisca --
A scandal in Bohemia --
Richer than all his tribe --
Minting money --
A man of property --
The fault is not in our stars --
Some achieve greatness --
War without end --
A general and a duke --
Go, captain, greet the Danish king --
The Dessau bridge --
1626: a campaign and a conference --
1627-28: Denmark and Stralsund --
At the parting of the ways --
The Edict of Restitution --
An Italian entanglement --
The limits of power --
The wheel is come full circle --
Dismissal --
Intermezzo --
Resumption --
Once more unto the breach --
Wallenstein's second army --
Towards confrontation --
From the fury of the Norsemen deliver us --
The Alte Veste --
Lützen --
Of peace and other demons --
Exile intrigues --
Fruitless endeavours --
Decline and fall --
The gathering storm --
Hope springs eternal --
Condemned unheard --
Assassination is the quickest way --
Death, a necessary end --
Aftermath --
Requiem --
But Brutus says he was ambitious.
Responsibility: Geoff Mortimer.

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