Peter H. Wilson


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November 27, 1963

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Peter H. Wilson was G. E. Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull. He is now the Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford.

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The Thirty Years War: Europ...

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Heart of Europe: A History ...

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The Holy Roman Empire 1495-...

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The Thirty Years War: A Sou...

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War, State and Society in W...

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From Reich to Revolution: G...

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Lutzen

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Absolutism in Central Europe

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1848: The Year of Revolutions

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“Though they are now largely silent, the voices from the seventeenth century still speak to us from the innumerable texts and images we are fortunate to possess. They offer a warning of the dangers of entrusting power to those who feel summoned by God to war, or feel that their sense of justice and order is the only one valid.”
Peter H. Wilson, Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War

“Protestant propaganda presented the Thirty Years War as a papal crusade, with the Jesuits as the pontiff’s storm troopers.”
Peter H. Wilson, Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War

“The Swedes captured 5,000 new uniforms, broke into monasteries, held the monks to ransom, and opened the crypts to steal rings from the corpses. They took even more from the living, including 10,000 books which they sent to quench Queen Christina’s thirst for knowledge.”
Peter H. Wilson, Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War



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