The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648

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The Thirty Years War This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of the origi

  • Title: The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
  • Author: Samuel Rawson Gardiner
  • ISBN: 9780837121710
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648”

    1. Published by Didactic Press, Gardiner's The Thirty Years War is another cheap ebook of a public-domain work. The normal price seems to be a buck or two, and I think I picked it up for free. In general, this is one of the better put together cheap OCR-derived ebooks I've seen. Editing problems are minimal, with only a tendency towards two words being run together as a recurring flaw. The book is marketed as 'illustrated', and it is, with a number period paintings, that do help some with getting t [...]

    2. Because this war has many princes, kings and generals fighting, if you do not explain who is who nobody can learn about (unless you are a historian).

    3. Frederick Schiller's works are more literature-like and sensitive about actual scenes in detail, whereas this book by Samuel Gardiner is clearly a historic chronicle with author’s analyses and comments ending in a conclusion way better than that of Schiller’s, so both books have their own pros and cons.Compared to the German book of Schiller's, another classic “textbook” of the Thirty Years’ War (first published in 1802), this book from England (first published in 1874) lacks detailed [...]

    4. 7/7/09 The language is so different from modern day non fiction that I've taken to reading it out loud. Who can resist sentences like these?"From a military point of view no one could say it was too much. He [Wallenstein:] had Mantua to defend, the coasts of the North Sea to watch, perhaps France to guard against, and that too with all the princes and the peoples of Germany exasperated against him. Some efforts he made to curb the violence of his soldiers. But to restrain the monster he had crea [...]

    5. A very interesting book about a very terrible time in German history. I enjoyed the writing and the images the author created with his words. Here is an author who is very confident in his thorough knowledge of and the probable motives of the players. It is good how he ties the fate of Germany in with that of France and Spain. I recommend this book.

    6. 3/10 Written in 1874 with lofty, stilted language, I could not finish this. I read some of the sentences out loud, and they sound like a parody of English upper class speech you'd hear on Monty Python. Maybe there's history to learn here, but parsing it out wasn't worth it.

    7. This book is marked by its age. A modern version would have put less emphasis on dynastic intrigues and more on socio-technological aspects of the conflict and personal accounts from all walks of life. I hope such a book will be written.

    8. It's a well written textbook that will give you a bit more than a simple overview of the 30 years war. If you want to know about the period this book would be a good choice.

    9. Concise and to the point, it's a great historical lesson for us all about the dangers of letting religion run politics. Wish more people would read it and learn.

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