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Thirty Years’ War
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1. Historical Survey

The term “Thirty Years’ War,” first used shortly after 1648, denotes the series of political and military engagements that had its focus in central Europe from 1618 to 1648 but that affected the whole of Europe in its complexity, course, and consequences. At the beginning of the 17th century France was still resisting Hapsburg encirclement, the Estates-General were battling for freedom against Spain (though there…

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Malettke, Klaus and Wallmann, Johannes, “Thirty Years’ War”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.47>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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