Peter H. Wilson authors a monumental and dense book on the Thirty Years War, the most important conflict of 17th century Europe. The war was both political and religious, as Habsburg Spain was trying to combat Protestanism and maintain its hegemony in Europe. It’s indispensable to know about the Thirty Years’ War to understand the decline of the Spanish Empire and the building of the modern European states. It’s not a boring military history book, since the author does a great job talking about the political, cultural and religious aspects, but again it’s very lengthy.
- Paperback: 1024 pages
- Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (October 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0674062310
- ISBN-13: 978-0674062313
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.2 x 8.5 inches