The Thirty Years' War. In the empire there were some 1, separate, semiautonomous political units, many of them very small—such as the Imperial Knights, direct vassals of the emperor and particularly numerous in the southwest, who might each own only part of one village—and others comparable in size with smaller independent states elsewhere, such as Scotland or the Dutch Republic. These were large polities, indeed, but they were weakened by three factors. First, they did not accept primogeniture:
The Thirty Years War was a smaller series of wars, very much like the Northern Wars previously written about that were fought between and mainly in Central Europe Modern.
Germany and involved most of the European Powers of the era.
The Thirty Years War is remembered as one of the longest and most destructive in European history prior to the two World Wars. It is also one of the longest continuous wars in modern history. Pinpointing the cause of the war is highly debated among historians, and no one can truly agree on a single cause that accurately explains the cause for war.
Originally it was described as a religious war between Protestantism and Catholicism in the Holy Roman Empire, yet this theory weakens when it is realised that disputes within both religions over internal politics and the balance of power played a significant part in the wars escalation over the years.
As the years went on, the war became less about religion than it did about the continuation of the Bourbon-Habsburg Rivalry to control Europe. The Peace of Augsburg in ended the war between German Lutherans and Catholics but did not resolve the underlying religious issues, which were made worse by the spread of Calvinism throughout Germany in the following years.
Calvinism became a third major religion in the region that was not recognised by Augsburg. The Holy Roman Empire, which was already fragmented in hundreds of small city states began to rival each other over religious beliefs, leading to what is considered to be a spill into surrounding states.
Without going in into extreme details, as you can study the conflict for yourself, the warfare within the Holy Roman Empire led to the Bohemian Revolt between and and again between andfollowed by the Huguenot Rebellion between andall of which had the support of the Ottoman Empire.
The Habsburg supremacy was curtailed, the rise of the Bourbon Dynasty began, the Rise of the Swedish Empire began its climax.
The War led to the decline of feudalism, and the decentralisation of the Holy Roman Empire, and a decline in the influence of the Catholic Church in Europe. The Protestant States and Allies:The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy is a history of prodigious erudition that manages to corral the byzantine complexity of the Thirty Years War into a coherent narrative.
It also offers a bracingly novel interpretation/5(86). The Thirty Years’ War in Central Europe began when the Anglican Church was established in Germany and was met with resistance.
Lutheran princes challenged the Holy Roman Emperor, who was Catholic/5(15). The Thirty Years War is one of the great conflicts of early modern European history.
The Thirty Years War consisted of a series of declared and undeclared wars which raged through the years throughout central Europe.
May 12, · For most Europeans who study history, the Thirty Years War is a big deal. If you’re American, the interest in the Civil War is pretty equivalent, reenactors and all. Nearly all of the countries of Europe were involved at some point, and the area comprising modern-day Germany and Austria, as well as parts of The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy.
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The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy is a history of prodigious erudition that manages to corral the byzantine complexity of the Thirty Years War into a coherent narrative.
It also offers a /5(87).