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The Thirty Years War, 1618–48

David Parrott

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Thirty Years War, one of the most destructive episodes in European history, devastated central Europe in general and Germany in particular. Waged between 1618 and 1648, it was a series of ... More


Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Hedley Bull, Benedict Kingsbury, and Adam Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277712
eISBN:
9780191598890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277717.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Hugo Grotius (1583–1645), ‘the miracle of Holland’, was famous as a child prodigy, theologian, historian, poet, jurist, Dutch political figure, escaped political prisoner, and finally as Sweden's ... More


Fear of the Thirty Years War

David Lederer

in Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the relationship between fears and crises by focusing on the Thirty Years War. It considers how the war evoked a universal fear response and highlights expressions of ... More


The Thirty Years War

JONATHAN I. ISRAEL

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198219286
eISBN:
9780191678332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The relations and interactions between the Jews and the rest of the European society witnessed several changes during the outbreak of the Thirty Years War, which lasted from 1618 to 1648. This ... More


Man's Wars

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on English views about war. Despite its absence from English soil, war was present in English minds through stories about political and military operations, and the horrors and ... More


Military and naval expeditions of the 1620s

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Jacobean Peace — which followed James VI and I’s accession to the English throne and the end of the Anglo-Spanish war — was characterized by the official pursuit of diplomacy rather than war in ... More


Mercenaries and gentlemen

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Because of lingering prejudices against soldiers of fortune at the beginning of the British and Irish civil wars, Scottish and English aristocrats believed that they possessed the best claim to ... More


Was the Thirty Years War a ‘Total War’?

Peter H. Wilson

in Civilians and War in Europe, 1618–1815

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317118
eISBN:
9781846317699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317699.002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Thirty Years War by focusing on three aspects identified in the ‘classic’ definition of ‘total war’: total mobilisation, the complete destruction of the enemy's resistance ... More


The Thirty Years War

Jonathan Israel

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the Thirty Years War (1618–48), which marked a new phase in the interaction between Jews and European society in several respects. Especially in central Europe, the long and ... More


The Age of Battle, 1618–1815: The Case of Costs, Benefits, and the Decision to Offer Battle

in Castles, Battles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071633
eISBN:
9780226071657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071657.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

In the Middle Ages, battles between substantial armies were comparatively rare. By the seventeenth century, war had become the prerogative of great dynasties that maneuvered and fought against each ... More


Denmark, 1513–1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy

Paul Douglas Lockhart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271214
eISBN:
9780191709616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271214.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

One of the largest states in Europe and the greatest of the Protestant powers, Denmark, in the 16th and 17th centuries was at the height of its influence. Embracing Norway, Iceland, portions of ... More


Order in the Age of Great Power Politics

Kyle M. Lascurettes

in Orders of Exclusion: Great Powers and the Strategic Sources of Foundational Rules in International Relations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190068547
eISBN:
9780190068585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068547.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 (“Order in the Age of Great Power Politics”) assesses the first three cases of order change opportunity. In two of these instances—the Westphalian settlements after the Thirty Years’ War in ... More


Introduction

Erica Charters, Eve Rosenhaft, and Hannah Smith

in Civilians and War in Europe, 1618–1815

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317118
eISBN:
9781846317699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317699.001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the impact of war on civilians as ‘victims’ of armed conflict, focusing on the Thirty Years War as well as the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars that took place between 1618 ... More


Parallels and Analogies

Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy, and Brendan Simms

in Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947897
eISBN:
9780190055912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947897.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter shifts towards the explicitly applicatory part of the book. The parallels and analogies between the Thirty Years War and the contemporary Middle East are systematically expounded. The ... More


The Church of England and the Palatinate, 1566–1642

Anthony Milton

in The Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264683
eISBN:
9780191734878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264683.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores a long-neglected relationship, which has escaped scholarly notice in part because of the assumption that reformation remained fixed after the sixteenth century. Historians ... More


The Paradoxes of State Building

Florian Schui

in Rebellious Prussians: Urban Political Culture under Frederick the Great and his Successors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199593965
eISBN:
9780191750724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593965.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores how the process of state building in Prussia changed the life of urban dwellers and how this resulted in the development of urban civil society. The Prussian state became more ... More


From Religious Peace to the Thirty Years War: Multiple Crises in Europe and the Holy Roman Empire, 1555–1648

Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy, and Brendan Simms

in Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947897
eISBN:
9780190055912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947897.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter delves into the European historical background in depth, while highlighting the relevant parallels to the Middle East. It addresses the causes of the outbreak of the Thirty Years War and ... More


The Peace of Westphalia

Andreas Osiander

in The States System of Europe, 1640–1990: Peacemaking and the Conditions of International Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278870
eISBN:
9780191684258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278870.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The history of the Thirty Years War is a complicated one, and cannot be told here in any way that does justice to its complexity. The remarks mentioned in this chapter are only intended as a ... More


‘Was bis daher gepassiert solt vergessen und vergeben sein’: cross-border nobleman Sweder Schele’s (1569–1639) accounts of army commanders during the Revolt in the Low Countries and Thirty Years’ War

Raingard Esser and Dániel Moerman

in Early modern war narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526140869
eISBN:
9781526155504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140876.00017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter delves into a chronicle produced in the frontier zone between the Low Countries and Germany, written by Sweder Schele. Engaging in the modern field of transregional history and the ... More


Introduction: The Other Thirty Years’ War

Gregory Hanlon

in The Hero of Italy: Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, his Soldiers, and his Subjects in the Thirty Years' War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687244
eISBN:
9780191767043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687244.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Military History

This introduction addresses the diffidence Italian scholars have shown towards military history throughout the Twentieth Century, because it was held to betray an unhealthy militarism. As a result, ... More


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