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The Origins of the Thirty Years War and the Revolt in Bohemia, 1618

As the th anniversary of the outbreak of the Thirty Years War approaches, Geoff Mortimer provides a timely re-assessment of its origins. These lie mainly neither in religious tensions in Germany nor in the conflicts between Spain, France and the Dutch, but in the revolt in. Rather, Geoff Mortimer argues that the Bohemian Revolt in , and the consequent expansion of the military conflict across [End Page ] the Holy Roman Empire, emerged from a confluence of events that were primarily local to the Czech lands and contingent on that kingdom's troubled religious and political history. 8 Dec The Empire was not on the brink of catastrophe when the defenestration occurred in Traditionally historians begin the Thirty Years War with the defenestration. Mortimer makes the point that the fighting remained isolated in Bohemia for years.

Geoff Mortimer was formerly Lecturer in German at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, UK, where he also studied history. His publications include Eyewitness. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Geoff Mortimer was formerly Lecturer in German at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, UK, where he also studied history. 7 Apr Previous article in issue: Beyond Secular Order: The Representation of Being and the Representation of the People. By John Milbank. Pp. viii.

11 Aug As the th anniversary of the outbreak of the Thirty Years War approaches, Geoff Mortimer provides a timely re-assessment of its origins. 20 Apr Mortimer Geoff. The Origins of the Thirty Years War and the Revolt in Bohemia, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Pp. , maps. 30 Nov The Origins of the Thirty Years War and the Revolt in Bohemia, , Publication Year: ; DOI: /

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