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The Battle of the White Mountain 1620 and the Bohemian Revolt, 1618-1622, Laurence Spring. A rare example of an English language study of part of the Thirty Years War, looking at the Bohemian revolt and the key battle of the White Mountain which saw the revolt’s main army defeated and resulted in the fall of Prague and the eventual exile of Frederick V Elector Palatinate from both Bohemia and his original lands, as well as drawing other powers into the conflict, helping it to expand across Germany. A good account both of the revolt and the battle that effectively ended it (Read Full Review)
Matchlocks to Flintlocks, Warfare in Europe and Beyond 1500-1700, William Urban. A study of the development of warfare and of the nature and role of the soldier in the period between the French invasion of Italy in 1494 and the Austrian victories over the Turks before 1718, a period in which France dominated in the west, Poland-Lithuania, Sweden and Russia competed in central and eastern Europe and the Ottoman Turks posed a real threat to Vienna. [read full review]
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The Thirty Years War , C.V.Wedgewood. Despite its age (first published in 1938), this is still one of the best english language narratives of this most complex of wars, tracing the intricate dance of diplomacy and combat that involved all of Europe in the fate of Germany.
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