A New History of the Thirty Years WarBook - 2010
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: London : Penguin, 2010, ©2009.
Characteristics: xxiv, 996 pages,  pages of plates :,illustrations (some color), maps ;,20 cm