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Thirty Years War
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[German Version]

I. Introduction

Already referred to as the “Thirty Years War” by contemporary witnesses, the military conflicts subsumed under this name were waged between 1618 and 1648 in Central Europe and especially on the territory of the Holy Roman Empire. They represent a historically new phenomenon on the threshold to European modern times, notably in terms of the length and geographical scope of the …

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Thirty Years War”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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