The Thirty Years War
Europe's TragedyBook - 2009
A deadly continental struggle, the Thirty Years War devastated seventeenth-century Europe, killing nearly a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to towns and countryside alike. In a major reassessment, Wilson argues that religion was not the catalyst, but one element in a lethal stew of political, social, and dynastic forces that fed the conflict--a conflict that ultimately transformed the map of the modern world.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
Characteristics: xxii, 996 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm