Empire, Religion, and Liberty in the Thirty Years War


The Thirty Years’ War was one of the most influential events in the history of early modern Europe. Drawing on both classic and revisionist accounts, this colloquium explored the causes and consequences of the war. In particular, the sessions investigated how the conduct and conclusion of the conflict affected the social, political, and cultural history of Europe.


Conference Readings

Grimmelshausen, H.J.C. von. The Adventures of Simplicius Simplicissimus. Translated by G. Schulz-Behrend. Columbia, S.C.: Camden House, 1993.

Schiller, Friedrich. “History of the Thirty Years' War.” Project Gutenberg. www.gutenberg.org/text/6775 (April 27, 2010).

Wedgwood, C.V. The Thirty Years War. New York: The New York Review of Books, 2005.

Wilson, Peter H. Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War. London: Penguin, 2010.