The Thirty Years War: A Sourcebook - Wilson, Peter H.
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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.
The Thirty Years War (1618-48) was the most destructive European conflict prior to the twentieth century. It reduced the population of central Europe by around a quarter and left thousands of towns and villages in ruins. This uniquely comprehensive
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Produktbeschreibung
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.
The Thirty Years War (1618-48) was the most destructive European conflict prior to the twentieth century. It reduced the population of central Europe by around a quarter and left thousands of towns and villages in ruins.
This uniquely comprehensive collection of translated documents covers all aspects of the war in the words and images of those who directly experienced it, from the key political and military decision-makers, through the middling ranks of officers and envoys to the masses of ordinary soldiers and civilians, laity and clergy, women and men.
Most of the material appears in English for the first time, including a variety of previously unpublished archival sources, all reproduced in their full original length. The wide range of sources covered includes:
state documents
treatises
diplomatic and private correspondence
diaries
financial records
artistic evidence
Thematically organised, the material is supported by an authoritative introduction, a guide to further reading and a full chronology, as well as extensive annotations explaining terms and points of detail. The rich source material and essential context that this book provides make it an invaluable resource for students and anyone interested in European and military history.
An edited and annotated collection of translated documents covering all aspects of the Thirty Years War from a wide variety of contemporary perspectives
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Macmillan Education
  • 2010
  • Seitenzahl: 240
  • Erscheinungstermin: Oktober 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 233mm x 156mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 596g
  • ISBN-13: 9780230242067
  • ISBN-10: 0230242065
  • Artikelnr.: 30527075
Autorenporträt
PETER WILSON is the Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull, UK. He is author of War, State and Society in Württemberg, The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806, From Reich to Revolution 1558-1806 and Europe's Tragedy: A History of the Thirty Years War.
Inhaltsangabe
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.