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  • The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy
  • Peter H. Wilson
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  • 08 September 2020
  • 9780713995923

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The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy 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 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. Writing 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 include War State and Society in W rttemberg 1677 1793 1995 German Armies War and German Society 1648 1806 1998 The Holy Roman Empire 1495 1806 1999 From Reich to Revolution German History 1558 1806 2004 as well as a recently published document collection The Thirty Years War A Sourcebook 2010 Wilson s massive detailed account based on the latest research examines the political economic social and military history of the era with respect to the origins conduct and outcome of the most destructive war of the seventeenth century The author sees the Thirty Years War as a conflict in Central Europe and this region is his main focus But the study addresses all of the major and minor players including Spain France the Dutch Republic Sweden Denmark England Transylvania Savoy and the Ottoman Empire that had an impact on the origins or course of the conflict The author strives to show the distinctiveness of the German War in respect to other related conflicts such as the Hispano Dutch Polish Swedish and Mantuan wars during the era Wilson begins by examining the origins of the conflict in the Holy Roman Empire in relation to the general European situation in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries To do so he introduces key issues and participants inside and outside the Empire The weakened state of the Austrian Habsburgs after the Long Turkish War 1593 1606 the roles of the Protestant Union and Catholic League in German politics and legal issues such as the J lich Cleves Crises are fully examined Readers of this journal will appreciate the influence of the Dutch Revolt 1568 1609 and Long Turkish War on military leaders with regard to strategy military technology fighting tactics and logistics in the Thirty Years War The author devotes nearly five hundred pages to the conduct of the Thirty Years War He fully describes the politics diplomacy and military action of the many participants involved in the war from the Bohemian Revolt to the Peace of Westphalia He argues throughout his study that the Thirty Years War was a series of secular conflicts with religious overtones The Bohemian Revolt of 1618 was a coup carried out by a minority of anxious militant Protestants against Habsburg rule for political reasons pp 269 70 Emperor Ferdinand II drew the support of Maximilian of Bavaria the Catholic League and Spain against Frederick V of the Palatinate and the Bohemian rebels not for religious motives but to uphold the imperial constitution p 297 The dynastic ambitions of Christian IV of Denmark not a religious cause led to the Danish phase of the Thirty Years War in 1625 p 387 Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden intervened in German affairs for security reasons in 1630 p462 Protestant Sweden and Catholic France became allies against the Austrian Habsburgs for secular goals Most studies of the Thirty Years War give limited coverage to the period after 1635 Historians tend to see this period as chaotic and extremely destructive Wilson however devotes eual attention to this period of the conflict In fact his book is especially important for the detailed discussion of activities during the last thirteen 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The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy 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. There 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 the war was started because of some Bohemian Protestants tossing the Emperor s representatives out a window But the book uickly drags with incredible unnecessary detail that for most people will be out of their head three pages later anyway Yes I did learn a lot about the war but with so much detail I didn t enjoy learning it and a lot of what the book covered I have no memory of whatsoeverLet s compare this book to Desmond Seward s book on the Hundred Years War Seward covers his topic in sufficient detail in only 300 pages That book moves uickly and is fun and interesting But it takes Wilson eight chapters almost 250 pages to even get to the beginning of the Thirty Years War And Wilson throws so many people and places at us without enough maps or family trees that trying to remember who s who and where s where makes the book even frustrating We get emperors kings dukes princes knights bishops generals electors from German states Poland Denmark Sweden Russia Italy Holland with cities towns provinces principalities protectorates and trying to keep track of who is in charge of what place and where that place is in relation to the next place is impossible or at least it was for me The book has only two maps other than battle maps One is a map of central Europe that lacks sufficient detail and the other is a map of Switzerland that is mostly useless The battle maps themselves look like something Wilson might have drawn on the back of a cocktail napkin This is the 21st century so getting a clear and detailed map should not be a great difficulty Try to imagine someone writing a book on World War II without including several maps showing the pitch and flow of the war across Europe during the 6 years of fighting And as far as pictures go the pictures on Wikipedia s article on the war are better than anything you will find in this bookBut the main problem is that the book is way too long because Wilson feels a need to tell us everything about the war and the 50 or so years before the war started that his research dug up Plus Wilson is a lousy writer If Wilson had limited himself to even 500 pages and aimed his book at a reader other than the historian in the next office this book could have been worth reading It s too bad that Wilson didn t use his first chapter as a model for writing the book

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The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy D a fascinating brilliantly written attempt to explain a compelling series of events Wilson's great strength is in allowing the reader to understand the tragedy of mixed motives that allowed rulers to gamble their countries' future with such horrifying results The principal actors in the drama Wallenstein Ferdinand II Gustavus Adolphus Richelieu are all here but so is the experience of the ordinary soldiers and civilians desperately trying to stay alive under impossible circumstance. This 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 realize this is mostly due to his highly specialized studies on early modern Central Europe and his narrowing of historical perspective although he covers in an aproppriate way many of the other related conflicts on his work but that s compensated by his almost encyclopedic knowledge about the inner workings of the Holy Roman Empire it s needed a huge study to master such a complex topic He also arguments against seeing the Thirty Years War as the last conflict driven by religion and focuses instead on dynastic geopolitical ambition both by the rulers who participated and the Bohemian rebels and constitucional issues inside the Empire while not completely denying the influence of the fundamentalists mainly in the Palatinate or in Ferdinand II which were factors which delayed the war s end and sees the conflict not as the founder of the modern state but as a catalyst of that institutionThis author s style of writing while giving much information and suiting me very well isn t the best one for most people Wilson has a dense academic text full of statistical examples which is the cause of many critiues here but I discount that in my evaluation because that s what is expected of a major account Popular History is fine and I might give it the maximum grade if it s very well done but people can t punish this work because they are used to reading easier books and stumbled on reading a scholarly work As this work despite the flaws above is an excellent work I give it the maximum grade especially considering it has almost 1000 pages which forces any evaluation to be careful with the huge scope presented here


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    PDF/EBOOK (The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy) Peter H. Wilson À 8 Read Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Peter H. Wilson This 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 even

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    Read The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Peter H. Wilson À 8 Read Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Peter H. Wilson Writing 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

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy) Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Peter H. Wilson Read The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy So 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 rate greater

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy) Only 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 major events and players The Thirty Years Wa

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    Read The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy Peter H. Wilson À 8 Read PDF/EBOOK (The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy) There 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

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    Read The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy PDF/EBOOK (The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy) Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Peter H. Wilson A 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

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    Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Peter H. Wilson Peter H. Wilson À 8 Read Read The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy THIRTY YEARS WARS2014 marks one hundred years since the outbreak of the Great War which was itself the beginning of a conflagration which som

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    Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Peter H. Wilson PDF/EBOOK (The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy) This 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 m

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy) This 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

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    Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Peter H. Wilson Peter H. Wilson À 8 Read PDF/EBOOK (The Thirty Years War Europe's Tragedy) Best 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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