The Thirty Years' War (Paperback)Geoffrey Parker (author)
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This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the very latest research. The updated bibliographical information provides an invaluable resource, synthesising the major work in the field, in all languages, up to 1996.
Written with great clarity and liveliness, the book brings alive the period in all its aspects. It covers the horrors of the war and the contorted politics of the period. It deals with all the major figures, including Wallerstein and Richelieu, Gustavus Adolphus and Tilly, the Winter King and the Habsburg emperors. For range and depth of coverage there is no other work like it. It has become the definitive book on the subject.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"This new book...is most welcome: thorough, scholarly, up-to-date, it makes the murky period as clear as anything ever will...It is a swift-moving general account that misses no essentials, while not allowing itself to get bogged down in details."
-"Wilson Library Bulletin
"The book successfully provides a clear and balanced...explanation of what happened between 1618 and 1648...this is political history in the classic mold."
-"The Sixteenth Century Journal
"The best book we have on the Thirty Years' War."
-"History Teaching Review
"A judicious, lively, enlightening and, above all, highly serviceable work for which scholars, students and the general public will be grateful."
-"Times Literary Supplement
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