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Eyewitness Accounts of the Thirty Years War 1618-48 - Geoff Mortimer

Eyewitness Accounts of the Thirty Years War 1618-48

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9781403939029
Number Of Pages: 214

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The Thirty Years War - the first great pan-European war, and until the twentieth century the most terrible - ravaged Germany, but myth, propaganda and historical controversy have obscured its true nature. Another perspective is provided by the private diaries, memoirs and chronicles of soldiers and citizens who recorded their own experiences. War at the individual level is discussed and described using these sources, which are extensively quoted in their own words.

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What Happened in the Thirty Years War?
Sources, Authors and Texts
Military Perspectives
Civilian Perceptions
Siege and Storm
Faith and Experience
Counting the Cost
Three Nuns' Accounts
Priests and Politics
Freiburg Chronicle
Allensbach Chronicle
The Memoirs of Colonel Augustin von Fritsch
The Memoirs of Colonel Robert Monro
A 'Myth of the All-destructive Fury'?
Why Did They Write?
Historical Sources or Ego-documents?
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ISBN: 9781403939029
ISBN-10: 1403939020
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.87  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition