The Thirty Years War
By (author) C V Wedgwood
Foreword by Henry Putnam University Professor of History Anthony Grafton
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Thirty Years War by C V Wedgwood
Book DescriptionEurope in 1618 was riven between Protestants and Catholics, Bourbon and Hapsburg--as well as empires, kingdoms, and countless principalities. After angry Protestants tossed three representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of the royal castle in Prague, world war spread from Bohemia with relentless abandon, drawing powers from Spain to Sweden into a nightmarish world of famine, disease, and seemingly unstoppable destruction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590171462
Paperback / softback
(201mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Imprint: New York Review of Books
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - C V Wedgwood
Cicely Veronica Wedgwood (1910 1997) was born into an innovative and intellectual English family. Her father, a direct descendant of the potter Josiah Wedgwood, was the chief general manager of the London and North Eastern Railway and her mother was a novelist and travel writer. After success at Oxford, Wedgwood rejected an academic career and took up writing instead. She published her first history, The Thirty Years War (1938), before her thirtieth birthday, and in the years that followed wrote a succession of chronicles of seventeenth-century Europe that made her one of the most popular and best-known historians in Britain. Her most important works include The King s Peace; The King s War; and William the Silent: William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, 1533 1584, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography in 1944. She was a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, a Dame of the British Empire, and in 1969 became the third woman to be appointed a member of the British Order of Merit. Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe."
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