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She has done detailed research, and her writing style clarifies a complex era.
I really recommend this book because it does a good job of explaining how a meaningless war can drag on endlessly and in the end accomplish little.
The religious zeal of these two antagonists led to extreme fixed positions at the very outset of the war.
CV Wedgewood has a lively writing style and makes a very good presentation of the Thirty Year's War from a Germanocentric view. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Curious
This reads like a novel, and is clear and easy to follow in spite of considerable detail. Very nice breakdown and analysis of factions, objectives, conflicts of interest, main... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mags
History is all about who stomped on whom, punctuated by occaisional triumphs over our basest nature. This book is mostly about stomping.Published 7 months ago by R. Haenggi
it is smart and enjoyable at the same time, I do suggest to read it to better understand the beginning of the modern EuropePublished 9 months ago by Francesco Garibaldo
We'll written book about the thirty years war. Important book which lays the groundwork for Germany and it's future activities in Europe. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bob Knopp
A well-written history of a somewhat difficult subject. The Thirty Years War was completely unnecessary, horribly destructive and prosecuted by many political entities from all... Read morePublished 11 months ago by arabella