The Resource Eyewitness accounts of the Thirty Years War, 1618-48, Geoff Mortimer

Eyewitness accounts of the Thirty Years War, 1618-48, Geoff Mortimer

Label
Eyewitness accounts of the Thirty Years War, 1618-48
Title
Eyewitness accounts of the Thirty Years War, 1618-48
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Mortimer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Thirty Years War - the first great pan-European war, and until the twentieth century the most terrible - ravaged Germany, but myth, propaganda and historical controversy have obscured its true nature. The image is of the three scourges of war, famine and plague, bringing ruin, depopulation and even cannibalism in their wake. A ruthless and licentious soldiery allegedly looted, raped and burned their way repeatedly across the country, torturing civilians to force them to reveal their hidden valuables and cutting down anyone who resisted. But how far is this picture supported by the private diaries, memoirs and chronicles of soldiers and citizens who recorded their own experiences and those of their families and communities?
  • In this book war at the individual level is discussed and described using these sources, which are extensively quoted in their own words."--Cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Mortimer, Geoff
Dewey number
940.2/4/0922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D270.A2
LC item number
M67 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
  • Thirty Years' War (1618-1648)
  • Dertigjarige oorlog
  • Rampspoed
Label
Eyewitness accounts of the Thirty Years War, 1618-48, Geoff Mortimer
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-210) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Military life
  • Campaigning and fighting
  • Civilian Perceptions
  • Siege and Storm
  • Faith and Experience
  • Religion and superstition
  • Plague, famine and depopulation
  • Signs of the times
  • Counting the Cost
  • Three Nuns' Accounts
  • What Happened in the Thirty Years War?
  • Priests and Politics
  • Thomas Mallinger's Freiburg Chronicle
  • Gallus Zembroth's Allensbach Chronicle
  • The Memoirs of Colonel Augustin von Fritsch
  • The Memoirs of Colonel Robert Monro
  • A 'Myth of the All-destructive Fury'?
  • The war as reported
  • The war as perceived
  • Why did they Write?
  • Historical Sources or Ego-documents?
  • The course of the war
  • Map: Homes of Civilian Eyewitnesses
  • The issues
  • Sources, Authors and Texts
  • Contemporaneous accounts
  • Partly contemporaneous accounts
  • Non-contemporaneous accounts
  • Military Perspectives
Extent
1 online resource (x, 214 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70208502
Label
Eyewitness accounts of the Thirty Years War, 1618-48, Geoff Mortimer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-210) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Military life
  • Campaigning and fighting
  • Civilian Perceptions
  • Siege and Storm
  • Faith and Experience
  • Religion and superstition
  • Plague, famine and depopulation
  • Signs of the times
  • Counting the Cost
  • Three Nuns' Accounts
  • What Happened in the Thirty Years War?
  • Priests and Politics
  • Thomas Mallinger's Freiburg Chronicle
  • Gallus Zembroth's Allensbach Chronicle
  • The Memoirs of Colonel Augustin von Fritsch
  • The Memoirs of Colonel Robert Monro
  • A 'Myth of the All-destructive Fury'?
  • The war as reported
  • The war as perceived
  • Why did they Write?
  • Historical Sources or Ego-documents?
  • The course of the war
  • Map: Homes of Civilian Eyewitnesses
  • The issues
  • Sources, Authors and Texts
  • Contemporaneous accounts
  • Partly contemporaneous accounts
  • Non-contemporaneous accounts
  • Military Perspectives
Extent
1 online resource (x, 214 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70208502

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