The best bibliography of the Thirty Years' War is that given in Dahlmann- Waitz , Quellenkunde der deutschen Geschichte, 7th edn., edited by E. Brandenburg, in cooperation with other scholars ( Leipzig, 1905-6), Book v, Section IV, pp. 517- 547 ( Der dreissigjährige Krieg, 1618-48), together with some entries in the preceding Section ( Die Wiederherstellung des Katholizismus, 1555-1618), and many in Section V (Recht, Verfassung, Verwaltung, Wirtschaft, geistiges Leben). The period from 1648-60 is included in Book vi, Section I ( Die Schwäche des Reiches, das Emporkommen Preussens). See also the publications on the general bibliography of German history mentioned in the Bibliography of Chapters V and XXI of Vol. III of this work. Bibliographies of the War, or of parts of it, are given in those of the books enumerated below to the titles of which the abbreviation Bibl. is appended: notably in F. Krones, Ritter von Marchland, Handbuch d. Gesch. Oesterreichs, Vol. III ( Berlin, 1878); in F. W. Barthold, Der Grosse Deutsche Krieg vom Tode Gustav Adolf's ab, Vol. II ( Stuttgart, 1843); and in J. Janssen, Gesch. d. deutschen Volkes, Vols. V-VIII (Freiburg i. B., 1886-94). A valuable account of the historiography of the Thirty Years War ( Zur Geschichte u. Geschichtschreibung d. 30jähr. Krieges) was contributed by B. Erdmannsdörffer to Histor. Zeitschr., Vol. XIV ( 1865); and a more recent review of the same subject is appended to G. Winter, Gesch. des dreissigjähr. Krieges ( Allgem. Gesch. in Einzeldarstellungen) ( Berlin, 1893). Among the special bibliographies the following call for notice: K. Brachmann's of the collection of pamphlets in the Breslau town library, originating in the Winter-King's sojourn at Breslau early in 1620, in Wissensch. Beil. zum Programm d. Wilhelmsgymn. zu Breslau, 1904-5; those concerning the overthrow of Bohemian Protestantism in the enlarged edn. of R. Reuss, La Destruction du Protestantisme en Bohème (Strassburg and Paris, 1868); the Austrian Peasants' Revolt of 1626 in F. Stieve work on the subject ( Munich, 1891); the fall of Magdeburg by G. Droysen, Studien über die Belagerung u. Zerstörung Magdeburgs in Forschungen zur deutsch. Gesch. III, 3; the later Wallenstein literature in the Introductions to G. Irmer Verhandlungen Schwedens u. seiner Verbündeten mit Wallenstein u. d. Kaiser (3 vols. Leipzig, 1888-91) (see also O. Lorenz in Histor. Zeitschr., Vol. XXXIX); the Peace of Westphalia in Vol. I of F. W. Ghillany, Diplomat. Handbuch, Nördlingen, 1855.
Of the manuscript materials some indication is given below; had A. Gindely lived to carry out his intention of publishing, under the auspices of the Vienna Academy, the whole of his researches in foreign and home archives, he had intended to add to the completed work a list of all published sources for the entire period from 1618-48 (see his paper Meine Forschungen, etc., Vienna, 1862). The printed official documents from the period of the Thirty Years' War--propositions, Abschiede, edicts, proclamations, official reports, etc.--that have escaped destruction
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Publication information: Book title: The Cambridge Modern History:Planned by the Late Lord Acton. Volume: 4. Contributors: A. W. Ward - Editor, G. W. Prothero - Editor, Stanley Leathes - Editor. Publisher: University Press. Place of publication: Cambridge, England. Publication year: 1902. Page number: 801.
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