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Eyewitness Accounts of the Thirty Years War 1618-48


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List of Plates Sources, References and Translations What happened in the Thirty Years War? Sources, Authors and Texts Military Perspectives Civilian Perceptions Siege and Storm Faith and Experience Counting the Cost Three Nuns' Accounts 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'? Why Did They Write? Historical Sources or Ego-documents? Bibliography Authors, Occupations and Locations Map: Homes of Civilian Eyewitnesses

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GEOFF MORTIMER is Lecturer in German at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He gained a doctorate from Oxford University for his work on the Thirty Years War.


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