Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War Geoff Mortimer

ISBN: 9780230272132

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312 pages


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Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War  by  Geoff Mortimer

Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War by Geoff Mortimer
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A minor Bohemian nobleman who within the space of a few years became a prince and one of the greatest landowners of his age- a military entrepreneur who twice saved the Holy Roman Emperor from disaster with armies he raised, financed and led, but wasMoreA minor Bohemian nobleman who within the space of a few years became a prince and one of the greatest landowners of his age- a military entrepreneur who twice saved the Holy Roman Emperor from disaster with armies he raised, financed and led, but was then twice dismissed- an able general who rescued the Empire from invasion by the Swedish King Gustavus II Adolphus, but was accused of planning to defect to the self-same Swedes- the emperors commander-in-chief, but assassinated on the emperors orders- a successful soldier who fell because he tried too hard to make peace- Wallenstein was all these things.

Contemporary legends and propaganda were taken up by early biographers of this fascinating character to create a historical myth, elements of which are still present in many more recent accounts. In this book, Geoff Mortimer sets out to clarify the picture and to resolve the enigma.



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