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The Thirty Years' War - Geoffrey Parker

The Thirty Years' War

Paperback Published: 23rd January 1997
ISBN: 9780415128834
Number Of Pages: 392

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The first edition of "The Thirty Years' War
offered an unrivalled survey of a central period in European history. Drawing on a huge body of source material from different languages and countries throughout Europe, it provided a clear and comprehensive narrative" "and analytical account of the subject. It has established itself as the classic text with reviewers, students and the general reader. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the very latest research. The updated bibliographical information provides an invaluable" "resource, synthesising the major work in the field, in all languages, up to 1996. The book covers the horrors of the war and the contorted politics of the period. It deals with all the major figures, including Wallerstein and Richelieu, Gustavus Adolphus and Tilly, the Winter King and" "the Habsburg emperors. For range and depth of coverage there is no other work like it. It has become the definitive book on the subject. Contributors: Simon Adams, Gerhard Benecke, Richard Bonney, John H. Elliott, R.J.W. Evans, Christopher R. Friedrichs, Bodo Nischan, Geoffrey Parker, E." "Ladewig Petersen, Michael Roberts."

..."with this book as our guide, we are now in a position to understand more fully the long 'European Civil War' which did much to shape the course of the history of the continent as a whole." -"History Today "This new book...is most welcome: thorough, scholarly, up-to-date, it makes the murky period as clear as anything ever will...It is a swift-moving general account that misses no essentials, while not allowing itself to get bogged down in details." -"Wilson Library Bulletin "The book successfully provides a clear and balanced...explanation of what happened between 1618 and 1648...this is political history in the classic mold." -"The Sixteenth Century Journal "The best book we have on the Thirty Years' War." -"History Teaching Review "A judicious, lively, enlightening and, above all, highly serviceable work for which scholars, students and the general public will be grateful." -"Times Literary Supplement

Illustrations
Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Conventions
Chronology
Europe Between War and Peace, 1555-1618p. 1
The Habsburgs and Europep. 2
Germany before the warp. 11
The Union, the League and the politics of Europep. 22
The gathering stormp. 34
The Indecisive War, 1618-1629p. 42
The war for Bohemiap. 43
Europe and the Palatine warp. 55
The Danish intermezzop. 64
The Habsburgs Victoriousp. 74
The imperial visionp. 75
The practice of absolutism I: 1621-1626p. 80
The practice of absolutism II: 1626-1629p. 85
Spain and the warp. 92
Total Warp. 99
On the edge of the abyssp. 100
1630-1632: The intervention of Swedenp. 108
1633-1635: Oxenstierna versus Wallensteinp. 119
France's 'war by diversion'p. 129
Countdown to Peacep. 138
The Swedish dilemmap. 140
1635-1642: The deadlock brokenp. 145
1643-1647: The defeat of the Habsburgsp. 152
1647-1650: The making of peacep. 160
The War in Myth, Legend and Historyp. 170
The universal soldierp. 171
The War and German societyp. 186
The war and politicsp. 192
Mapsp. 203
Abbreviationsp. 212
Notesp. 213
Bibliographical essayp. 248
Index of authorsp. 273
General indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780415128834
ISBN-10: 0415128838
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 23rd January 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition