The History of the Thirty Years" War (Dodo Press) by Friedrich Schiller

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Book details

ContributionsA. J. W. Morrison (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11676970M
ISBN 10140653899X
ISBN 109781406538991
OCLC/WorldCa298268020

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Friedrich Schiller Preface The present is the only collected edition of the principal works of Schiller which is accessible to English. Not perhaps since the days of Moriz Ritter’s German History in the Age of the Counter Reformation and the Thirty Years War – written in the late 19th century and still in many ways unsurpassed in its judicious assessment of the principal forces shaping the course of the war – has any historian written such a detailed scholarly book on the.

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Winner of the Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award The horrific series of conflicts known as the Thirty Years War () tore the heart out of Europe, killing perhaps a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to whole areas of Central Europe to such a degree that many towns and regions never recovered/5(96).

The History of the Thirty Years War is a five volume work, which followed his very successful History of the Revolt of the Netherlands.

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