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The Thirty Years War : a sourcebook

Author: Peter H Wilson
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Thirty Years War (1618-48) was the most destructive European conflict prior to the twentieth century. It reduced the population of central Europe by around a quarter and left thousands of towns and villages in ruins.
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Genre/Form: Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thirty Years War.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)763034162
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Wilson
ISBN: 9780230242067 0230242065 9780230242050 0230242057
OCLC Number: 610852851
Description: xxxii, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Political and religious tension in the Empire after 1555 --
Confessional polarisation? Protestant Union and Catholic League --
Crisis in the Habsburg monarchy --
The Bohemian Revolt and its aftermath --
Spain and the Netherlands --
The war in western and northern Germany 1621-9 --
The Catholic ascendancy --
The Edict of Restitution, 1629 --
Swedish intervention --
The destruction of Magdeburg, 1631 --
Sweden's search for security and reward, 1631-5 --
Wallenstein's second generalship, 1632-4 --
The Peace of Prague, 1635 --
War and politics, 1635-40 --
Military organisation and the war economy --
Experience --
Peace making, 1641-8 --
The Peace of Westphalia --
Peace implementation, celebration and commemoration.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Peter H. Wilson.

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