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The Origins of the Thirty Years War and the Revolt in Bohemia, 1618


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Geoff Mortimer
    Pages 1-30
  3. Geoff Mortimer
    Pages 31-67
  4. Geoff Mortimer
    Pages 68-79
  5. Geoff Mortimer
    Pages 80-94
  6. Geoff Mortimer
    Pages 95-117
  7. Geoff Mortimer
    Pages 118-131
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    Pages 156-177
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  11. Geoff Mortimer
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  12. Geoff Mortimer
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  13. Geoff Mortimer
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 265-293

About this book


As the 400th anniversary of the outbreak of the Thirty Years War approaches, Geoff Mortimer provides a timely re-assessment of its origins. These lie mainly neither in religious tensions in Germany nor in the conflicts between Spain, France and the Dutch, but in the revolt in Bohemia and the famous defenestration of Prague.


Thirty Years War Revolt Bohemia France reformation Spain

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.St Edmund HallUniversity of OxfordUK

About the authors

Geoff Mortimer was formerly Lecturer in German at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, UK, where he also studied history. His publications include Eyewitness Accounts of the Thirty Years War 1618-48 (2002), Early Modern Military History, 1450-1815 (2004), and Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War (2010), together with a number of academic articles on this period.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Origins of the Thirty Years War and the Revolt in Bohemia, 1618
  • Authors Geoff Mortimer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-54384-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-57689-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-54385-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 293
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Modern History
    European History
    History of Military
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