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The Thirty Years War

Author : Peter H. Wilson
ISBN : 0674036344
Genre : History
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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.

Europe S Tragedy

Author : Peter H. Wilson
ISBN : 9780141937809
Genre : History
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The horrific series of conflicts known as the Thirty Years War (1618-48) tore the heart out of Europe, killing perhaps a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to whole areas of Central Europe to such a degree that many towns and regions never recovered. All the major European powers apart from Russia were heavily involved and, while each country started out with rational war aims, the fighting rapidly spiralled out of control, with great battles giving way to marauding bands of starving soldiers spreading plague and murder. The war was both a religious and a political one and it was this tangle of motives that made it impossible to stop. Whether motivated by idealism or cynicism, everyone drawn into the conflict was destroyed by it. At its end a recognizably modern Europe had been created but at a terrible price. Peter Wilson's book is a major work, the first new history of the war in a generation, and a fascinating, brilliantly written attempt to explain a compelling series of events. Wilson's great strength is in allowing the reader to understand the tragedy of mixed motives that allowed rulers to gamble their countries' future with such horrifying results. The principal actors in the drama (Wallenstein, Ferdinand II, Gustavus Adolphus, Richelieu) are all here, but so is the experience of the ordinary soldiers and civilians, desperately trying to stay alive under impossible circumstances. The extraordinary narrative of the war haunted Europe's leaders into the twentieth century (comparisons with 1939-45 were entirely appropriate) and modern Europe cannot be understood without reference to this dreadful conflict.

The Tragedy Of Central Europe

Author : Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett
ISBN : UOM:39015011581462
Genre : Austria
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U S Forces In Nato

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe
ISBN : LOC:00098413479
Genre : Government publications
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Khobar Towers Tragedy And Response

Author : Perry D. Jamieson
ISBN : 0160872375
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Tells the story of only a few of hundreds of airmen who were at the Khobar Towers that night -- Tuesday, June 25, 1996. It recounts what they were doing just prior to the bombing and what happened to them immediately after, providing an idea of activities of airmen on a summer night during Operation Southern Watch. Provides experiences from mechanics on the flightline at King Abdul Aziz Air Base to the security of policemen on the roof of Building 131 at the Khobar Towers.

Nietzsche On Tragedy

Author : M. S. Silk
ISBN : 0521272556
Genre : Philosophy
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The first comprehensive study of Nietzsche's earliest (and extraordinary) book, The Birth of tragedy.

Introduction To The Literature Of Europe In The Fifteenth Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Author : Henry Hallam
ISBN : OXFORD:555065361
Genre : Europe
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The Tragedy Of European Labor 1918 1939

Author : Adolf Fox Sturmthal
ISBN : UCAL:B4415041
Genre : Europe
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Cain A Mystery Sardanapalus A Tragedy Deformed Transformed Hebrew Melodies Age Of Bronze

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Alzira A Tragedy

Author : Aaron Hill
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