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The Thirty Years War free pdf 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 Most of the material appears in English for the first time, including a variety of previously unpublished archival sources, all reproduced in their full original length.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.

About Peter H. Wilson

PETER WILSON is the Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull, UK. He is author of War, State and Society in Wurttemberg, The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806, From Reich to Revolution 1558-1806 and Europe's Tragedy: A History of the Thirty Years War.

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Author : Peter H. Wilson
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 20 October 2010
ISBN : 0230242065
EAN : 9780230242067
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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