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The Thirty Years' War: 1618-1648

By Samuel Rawson Gardiner
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  • THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR, 1618-1648.
  • EPOCHS SELECTED.
  • THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR 1618-1648
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR.
  • CHAPTER I. CAUSES OF THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR.
    • Section I.—Political Institutions of Germany.
    • Section II.—Protestantism in Germany.
    • Section III.—Reaction against Protestantism.
    • Section IV.—Three Parties and Three Leaders.
  • CHAPTER II. THE BOHEMIAN REVOLUTION.
    • Section I.—The House of Austria and its Subjects.
    • Section II.—The Revolution at Prague.
    • Section III.—The War in Bohemia.
    • Section IV.—Ferdinand on his Defence.
  • CHAPTER III. IMPERIALIST VICTORIES IN BOHEMIA AND THE PALATINATE.
    • Section I.—The Attack upon Frederick.
    • Section II.—The War in the Upper Palatinate.
    • Section III.—Frederick's Allies.
    • Section IV.—The Fight for the Lower Palatinate.
  • CHAPTER IV. MANSFELD AND CHRISTIAN IN NORTH GERMANY.
    • Section I.—Mansfeld's March into the Netherlands.
    • Section II.—Christian of Brunswick in Lower Saxony.
    • Section III.—Danger of the Lower Saxon Circle.
    • Section IV.—England and France.
    • Section V.—Rise of Richelieu.
  • CHAPTER V. INTERVENTION OF THE KING OF DENMARK.
    • Section I.—Christian IV. and Gustavus Adolphus.
    • Section II.—English Diplomacy.
    • Section III.—Wallenstein's Armament.
    • Section IV.—Defeat of Mansfeld and Christian IV.
  • CHAPTER VI. STRALSUND AND ROCHELLE.
    • Section I.—Fresh Successes of Wallenstein.
    • Section II.—Resistance to Wallenstein in the Empire.
    • Section III.—The Siege of Stralsund.
    • Section IV.—The Siege of Rochelle.
  • CHAPTER VII. THE EDICT OF RESTITUTION.
    • Section I.—Oppression of the Protestants.
    • Section II.—French Intervention in Italy.
    • Section III.—Wallenstein deprived of his Command.
    • Section IV.—The Swedes establish themselves on the Coast of the Baltic.
    • Section V.—The Fall of Magdeburg.
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE VICTORIES OF GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS.
    • Section I.—Alliance between the Swedes and the Saxons.
    • Section II.—The Battle of Breitenfeld.
    • Section III.—March of Gustavus into South Germany.
    • Section IV.—Wallenstein's Restoration to Command.
    • Section V.—The Struggle between Gustavus and Wallenstein.
    • Section VI.—The Battle of Lützen.
  • CHAPTER IX. THE DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN AND THE TREATY OF PRAGUE.
    • Section I.—French Influence in Germany.
    • Section II.—Wallenstein's Attempt to dictate Peace.
    • Section III.—Resistance to Wallenstein's Plans.
    • Section IV.—Assassination of Wallenstein.
    • Section V.—Imperialist Victories and the Treaty of Prague.
  • CHAPTER X. THE PREPONDERANCE OF FRANCE.
    • Section I.—Open Intervention of France.
    • Section II.—Spanish Successes.
    • Section III.—The Struggle for Alsace.
    • Section IV.—French Successes.
    • Section V.—Aims and Character of Richelieu.
    • Section VI.—More French Victories.
  • CHAPTER XI. THE END OF THE WAR.
    • Section I.—Turenne's Strategy.
    • Section II.—The Treaty of Westphalia.
    • Section III.—Condition of Germany.
    • Section IV.—Continuance of the War between France and Spain.
  • INDEX.
  • An Important Historical Series. EPOCHS OF HISTORY.
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