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Europe in crisis : 1598-1648

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2001.
Series: Blackwell classic histories of Europe
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats

Examines three crucial conflicts: the struggle of the Habsburgs with France and the Dutch Republic; the rivalry of Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Poland for control of the Baltic; and the confrontation  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Parker
ISBN: 0631220275 9780631220275 0631220283 9780631220282
OCLC Number: 237602238
Description: XX, 326 Seiten : Diagramme, Karten.
Contents: List of Figures.List of Maps.List of Tables.Preface to the Second Edition.Note on Conventions.Prelude: Prague Spring.1. European Society and the Economy.Climate and Crisis.Rich and Poor.Supply and Demand.An Economy on the Edge of Crisis.2. European Society and the State.The Theory of Absolutism.Religious Absolutism.Political Absolutism.The State and War.3. The Times of Troubles in the East, 1593-1618.The Austrian Habsburgs and the Turks.The Vasas and their Enemies.The Rape of Russia.4. Armed Neutrality in the West, 1598-1618.The Recovery of France.The Netherlands Divided.Spain under Philip III.5. The Apogee of Habsburg Imperialism, 1618-1629.The Bohemian Revolt.Years of Victory.Rise and Fall of a Coalition.France and the Cold War for Italy.6. The Defeat of the Habsburgs, 1629-1635.Sweden and Poland.Gustavus Adolphus and Wallenstein.The Cardinal-Infante.7. War and Revolution, 1635-1648.On the Edge of Disaster.The Crisis of the Spanish Monarchy.France Resurgent.The End of the Eighty Years' War.The End of the Thirty Years' War.8. The Culture of Post-Renaissance Europe.War and Culture.The Culture of Everyday Life.Elite Culture.Notes.Further Reading.Index.
Series Title: Blackwell classic histories of Europe
Responsibility: Geoffrey Parker.


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"Geoffrey Parker's book is characteristically lucid, lively and vigorous. In its updated form it makes the best introduction to the period I know."--Peter Burke FBA, Professor of Cultural History, Read more...

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