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Thirty Years’ War
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The Thirty Years’ War was a series of conflicts that began in 1618 with the “Bohemian Revolt” and ended in 1648 with the Peace of Westphalia. The term is not a retrospective one invented later on by historians, but was already current soon after the end of the conflict [12].

The prior history of the Thirty Years’ War extends back to the beginning of the 17th century [14]. This was when sy…

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Kaiser, Michael, “Thirty Years’ War”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018436>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831

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