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[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Author Peter H. Wilson – Academics20193.co Winner of the Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award 2011 The horrific series of conflicts known as the Thirty Years War 1618 48 tore the heart out of Europe killing perhaps a uarter ofWinner of the Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award 2011 The horrific series of conflicts known as the Thirty Years War 1618 48 tore the heart out of Europe killing perhaps a uarter of all Germans and laying waste to whole areas of Central Europe to such a degree that many towns and regions never recovered All the major European powers apart from Russia were heavily involved and while each country started out with rational war aims the fighting rapidly spiralled out.

Of control with great battles giving way to marauding bands of starving soldiers spreading plague and murder The war was both a religious and a political one and it was this tangle of motives that made it impossible to stop Whether motivated by idealism or cynicism everyone drawn into the conflict was destroyed by it At its end a recognizably modern Europe had been created but at a terrible price Peter Wilson's book is a major work the first new history of the war in a generation an.

thirty pdf years download europe's download tragedy download The Thirty pdf Years War mobile Thirty Years War download The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubOf control with great battles giving way to marauding bands of starving soldiers spreading plague and murder The war was both a religious and a political one and it was this tangle of motives that made it impossible to stop Whether motivated by idealism or cynicism everyone drawn into the conflict was destroyed by it At its end a recognizably modern Europe had been created but at a terrible price Peter Wilson's book is a major work the first new history of the war in a generation an.

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  1. Steven Peterson Steven Peterson says:

    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubThis is a difficult book Peter Wilson clearly has provided us with a detailed volume that is a major resource on the Thirty Years War However it is not a reader friendly work For one thing we need maps to make sense of events whether of the entire region being discussed or lower level focused maps For another the actors move by in kaleidoscopic fashion one after the other and it is not easy to keep track of key players and the governments that they represent A table summarizing such information at key points in the narrative would be usefulHowever one cannot uestion Wilson's mastery of the subject He begins the work before the ou


  2. William William says:

    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubWriting a history of the Thirty Years War 1618 1648 presents the historian with many problems because of the complexity of the conflict Major stumbling blocks to the study of the war include the need to work with at least fourteen languages study thousands of published works and toil in numerous archives to produce a study that would cover all aspects of a conflict that involved much of Europe As such there are few full length general accounts of the Thirty Years War Most of the published literature is meant for specialists and many of the brief overviews are geared for students Dr Peter H Wilson Professor of History at the University of Hull and a leading historian of Early Modern Germany has taken up this task and given us the first general account of the conflict since Geoffrey Parker’s The Thirty Years War 1984 Wilson’s previous studies inclu


  3. Mike Mike says:

    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubSo how does someone review a book as large in depth and complex as this one? This conflict which I certainly learned less than nothing about in school was a brutal long and devastating war that ravaged many parts of Central Europe Modern estimates put total losses at 15% 20% of the Holy Roman Empire's population a loss


  4. A.J. Howard A.J. Howard says:

    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubOnly upon reading the first chapeter of Europe's Tragedy did I realize how little I actually knew about the 30 Years War Usually when I pick up a history book I have a general idea of the subject matter I might not have a firm grasp of the details but I'm aware of the


  5. Thomas Paul Thomas Paul says:

    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubThere are a few problems with this book but the main one is that it is simply too long 800 pages on the Thirty Years War is just too much unless you have an extreme interest in the topic I was interested in learning about the war because it is one of those topics that are skimmed over in European history classes and there really isn’t that much out there to read Plus the start of the book makes it seem like it will be fun reading as he discusses how


  6. Tristram Shandy Tristram Shandy says:

    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubA Little Learning May Be a Dangerous Thing but a Lot of It Can Prove too Much for a Writer’s CraftI picked up Peter H Wilson’s massive volume Europe’s Tragedy A New History of the Thirty Years War last summer and it took me until a few days ago to finish it mainly because there was a long spell of time when the book half read or rather half unread was just lying on my desk collecting dust and heaping silent reproaches on me but also because the reading process itself was extraordinarily slow Wilson’s style being extremely dense and also uite dryStarting this book with high hopes which seemed to be justified given the caref


  7. Scriptor Ignotus Scriptor Ignotus says:

    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubTHIRTY YEARS WARS2014 marks one hundred years since the outbreak of the Great War which was itself the beginning of a conflagration which some historians have referred to as the Second Thirty Years War 1914 1945 Yet while the Second Thirty Years War continues to transfix our collective consciousness hardly any of our contemporary political discourse in the West reflects on the original Thirty Years War or even seems to acknowledge the fact that the horrors Europe experienced in the twentieth century represented merely the latest European general war in a tradition of such periodic calamities stretching back through the centuries The Napoleonic Wars the Seven Years War and the Thirty Years War are but the most prominent examples But what could we


  8. José Luís Fernandes José Luís Fernandes says:

    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubThis work is a very good read on the Thirty Years' War It details all of the conflict very well and contextualizes it in early Modern Europe The author has a great knowledge of his matters and gives examples when he claims something making his argumentation very strong He just has some small issues with early modern history outside of Central Europe like describing the Ottoman court as very similar to the medieval Roman one despite all the obvious influences or confusing between principality earldom and Kingdom regarding Catalonia but from what I


  9. Heikki Heikki says:

    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubThis 30 year period of European History is sadly neglected but it seems I have found the right book for unraveling the turbulent times of 1618 1648 This war incidentally was the one that launched the Finns onto the world scene King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden employed Finnish horsemen whose war cry HAKKAA PÄÄLLE up and at 'em was turned into the name of the troops the Hakkapelites Now that I have finished it I must say Prof Wilson has produced a massive yet approachable tome which fully covers all the facets of this thorniest of wars The Bohemian Revolt the CatholicLutheran schishms Sweden's run for superpower status in Europe and France's meddling in just about everybody's business are all explained in detailThis is a book I can recommend to any serious fan of military and social history but it will not appeal to the casual reader There's simply too much of everything here so if you want the Idiot's Guide to the 30 Years War this is not it This will drag you in take you through


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    eBook academics20193.co ´ The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Epub ↠ Years thirty pdf, years download, europe's download, tragedy download, The Thirty pdf, Years War mobile, Thirty Years War download, The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy EpubBest read as a reference guide and an invaluable comparison to “Tyll” – this book is for a casual reader too full of literally as well as figuratively exhaustive detail to be enjoyed as a cover to cover read


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