The Cambridge Modern History: Planned by the Late Lord Acton - Vol. 4

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CHAPTER I.
THE OUTBREAK OF THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR.
By A. W. WARD, Litt.D., F.B.A., Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge.
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The Empire after the accession of Matthias1
Illusory hopes of peace3
Agitated religious condition of the Empire4
Division between Lutherans and Calvinists5
Magic and superstition6
Economic depression7
Decay of the Hansa8
Lack of motives for cohesion in the Empireib.
Weakness of the Imperial authority. Indulte9
Deadlock at the Diet of Ratisbon10
The Austrian dominions11
Bethlen Gabor and the Turksib.
The Protestant Union and the Catholic League12
Ferdinand of Styria and the succession13
Klesl's policy of compromiseib.
Origin of the Bohemian troubles. Braunau14
Klostergrab15
Bohemian Diet of 1617ib.
Ferdinand appointed successor in Bohemia16
The Bohemian Crown. Activity of Anhalt17
Catholic aggression in Bohemia18
The Protestant Assembly and the royal ordinances19
The Prague "defenestration"20
A provisional Government established. The thirty Directors21
Hesitation of Zierotin. Fall of Klesl22
Ferdinand's preparations. Efforts of James I23
Mansfeld takes service with the Bohemians24
Mission of Solms to Pragueib.
Thurn's advance on Vienna. Death of Matthias25
Disaffection in the Habsburg dominions. Ferdinand's prospects26
Thurn before Vienna. His withdrawal27
Ferdinand elected Emperor28
Frederick elected King of Bohemia29
Frederick accepts the Bohemian Crown30
Bethlen Gabor's advance and retreat31
Agreement between Ferdinand and Maximilian32

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