The Thirty Years War: A Sourcebook

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Oktober 2010



An edited and annotated collection of translated documents on the Thirty Years War, providing students with accessible source material on this destructive conflict. Covering all aspects of the war from a variety of contemporary perspectives, it brings together an exciting range of material from treaties to literature to eyewitness accounts.


List of Maps and Figures.- Chronology.- Introduction.- 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.- 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.- Guide to Further Reading.- Index.


Peter H. Wilson


'This book is a superb and unique means of introducing newcomers to the political and military events that shaped the course of the war. It is the rare example of a user-friendly, single-volume edition of primary sources that covers all aspects of one of the most important and protracted wars in early modern Europe.' - Michael Schaich, Research Fellow and Head Librarian, German Historical Institute, London
EAN: 9780230242050
ISBN: 0230242057
Untertitel: 2010. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2010
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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