The Later Thirty Years War: From the Battle of Wittstock to the Treaty of Westphalia

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 307 sivua
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Continuing where the author left off in Battles of the Thirty Years War, this companion volume details the military aspects of the final years of this important early modern conflict. Whereas the earlier half of the war was dominated by a few climactic battles (White Mountain, Lutter, Breitenfeld, and Nordlingen), the later period consisted of a more drawn-out struggle between more evenly matched opponents. The successful general had to conduct strategic campaigns, in which battles, sieges, maneuvers, and logistics would all play a part. Guthrie examines broad questions of strategy, leadership, armaments, organization, logistics, and war finances.

Battles detailed in this volume include the Swedish victories of Wittstock, 2nd Breitenfeld, and Jankow; the French victories of Rheinfelden, Rocroi, Freiburg, and 2nd Nordlingen; as well as the anticlimactic action of Zusmarhausen. Guthrie emphasizes the unique aspects of the Thirty Years War, its place in the evolution of warfare and weapons, and the adjustment of the actual waging of war to the rise of the nascent linear system. Based on research previously unavailable in English, each campaign is recreated in detail, including orders of battle, tactics, and maps.

 

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The Early Thirty Years War
1
Baners War and the Battle of Wittstock
37
Bernhard SaxWeimar The Battle of Rheinfelden
77
Torstenssons War 164245 Second Breitenfeld and Jankow
105
The Battle of Rocroi The War in Flanders and France
157
Mercy and Turenne The Battles of Freiburg and Second Nordlingen
197
The Battle of Zusmarshausen The End of the Thirty Years War
233
Glossary
269
Bibliography
273
Index
279
Index of Units
295
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William P. Guthrie is an independent researcher. Since receiving his PhD in 1992, he has written extensively on military history and the 17th century. This is his second book.

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