The Thirty Years War : Europe's tragedy /

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. In a major reassessment, Wilson argues that religion was not the catalyst, but one element in a lethal stew of political...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Wilson, Peter H. (Peter Hamish)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Trouble in the heart of Christendom
  • Casa d'Austria
  • The Turkish War and its consequences
  • Pax Hispanica
  • Dominium Maris Baltici
  • From Rudolf to Matthias 1582-1612
  • On the brink?
  • The Bohemian revolt 1618-20
  • Ferdinand triumphant 1621-4
  • Olivares and Richelieu
  • Denmark's war against the emperor 1625-9
  • The threat of European war 1628-30
  • The lion of the north 1630-2
  • Without Gustavus 1633-4
  • For the liberty of Germany 1635-6
  • Habsburg high tide 1637-40
  • In the balance 1641-3
  • Pressure to negotiate 1644-5
  • War or peace 1646-8
  • The Westphalian settlement
  • The human and material cost
  • Experiencing war.