Category Archives: Thirty Years War (1618-1648)

Book Review on The Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years’ War

Olaf Asbach and Peter Schröder, editors. The Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years’ War. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4094-0629-7. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. xv, 347. $149.95 (hardback). Originally published in The Journal of Military History (October 2014) The … Continue reading

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Book Review of The Great Elector

Derek McKay. The Great Elector. Profiles in Power series. Harlow, England: Longman, 2001. ISBN 978-0-582-49482-4. Notes. Maps. Tables. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. Pp. xiii, 286. £16.99 (paperback). Dr Derek McKay, retired Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of … Continue reading

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Readings in the Military History of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648)

Readings in the Military History of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) The Thirty Years War involving the Holy Roman Empire (Germany) and most of Europe continues to intrigue students, scholars, and general readers.  The conflict began in 1618 with the Protestant Bohemian … Continue reading

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Book Review of The Projection and Limitations of Imperial Powers, 1618-1850

Frederick C. Schneid, editor. The Projection and Limitations of Imperial Powers, 1618-1850. History of Warfare series. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2012. ISBN 978-90-04-22671-5. Notes. Index. Pp. xiv, 224. $144.00 (hardcover). Dr Frederick C. Schneid, Professor of History and Chair of the … Continue reading

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Age of the Thirty Years War (1598-1660): A Bibliography

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND WARFARE IN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE A Bibliography of Diplomatic and Military Studies by William Young Chapter 5 Age of the Thirty Years War (1598-1660) Age of the Thirty Years War (1598-1660): A … Continue reading

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Book Review of Mazarin’s Quest: The Congress of Westphalia and the Coming of the Fronde

Paul Sonnino. Mazarin’s Quest: The Congress of Westphalia and the Coming of the Fronde. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-674-03182-1. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. vii, 307. $56.50. Dr Paul Sonnino, Professor of History at the University of … Continue reading

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Book Review of The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe

David Parrott. The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-521-51483-5. Figures. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. xvii, 429. $80.00. Dr David Parrott, a Fellow and Lecturer at New … Continue reading

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