The Thirty Years' War 1618-1648
By (author) Richard Bonney
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Thirty Years' War 1618-1648 by Richard Bonney
Book DescriptionMore than three and a half centuries have passed since the Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years' War (1618-48); but this most devastating of wars in the early modern period continues to capture the imagination of readers: this book reveals why. It was one of the first wars where contemporaries stressed the importance of atrocities, the horrors of the fighting and also the sufferings of the civilian population. The Thirty Years' War remains a conflict of key importance in the history of the development of warfare and the 'military revolution'. It marked a turning point in the extent to which states would involve themselves in large-scale military conflicts for the sake of religious and constitutional issues in addition to their normal strategic concerns.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763781
(248mm x 170mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Richard Bonney
The Revd Professor Richard Bonney is Professor of Modern History and Head of the Department of History at the University of Leicester. His books include 'The European Dynastic States, 1494-1660' (Oxford, OUP, 1991); (ed. and contributor), 'Economic Systems and State Finance' (OUP/ESF, 1995); 'The Limits of Absolutism in ancien regime France' (Variorum, 1995); (editor and contributor), 'The Rise of the Fiscal State in Europe, c. 1200-1815' (Oxford University Press, 1999); joint editor and contributor with W.M. Ormrod and M.M. Bonney, 'Crises, Revolutions and Self-Sustained Growth: Essays in European fiscal history, 1130-1830' (Shaun Tyas, Stamford, UK, 1999)
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