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  • Title: The Thirty Years War
  • Autor: Peter H. Wilson
  • Editor: The Belknap Press
  • Relaese Date: 02 October 2009
  • ISBN: 0674036344
  • EAN: 9780674036345
  • Language: English
  • Age of Range: 15 years
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  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 1040 pages
  • File Size: 10MB
  • Rating: ★★★★★



Description The Thirty Years War by Peter H. Wilson

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 the modern world. When defiant Bohemians tossed the Habsburg emperor'
s envoys from the castle windows in Prague in 1618, the Holy Roman Empire struck back with a vengeance. Bohemia was ravaged by mercenary troops in the first battle of a conflagration that would engulf Europe from Spain to Sweden. The sweeping narrative encompasses dramatic events and unforgettable individuals - the sack of Magdeburg- the Dutch revolt- the Swedish militant king Gustavus Adolphus- the imperial generals, opportunistic Wallenstein and pious Tilly- and, crafty diplomat Cardinal Richelieu. In a major reassessment, Wilson argues that religion was not the catalyst, but one element in a lethal stew of political, social, and dynastic forces that fed the conflict. By war'


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