1593-1721

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...sacrifices on his part.' Since the fatal mistakes committed by Ferdinand II. in engaging in the Italian war and dismissing his army under Wallenstein, almost every year had been marked by signal defeats and losses. France had made herself mistress of ' Alsace and the Forest towns, as well as of several places in Luxembourg and in the Electorates of Treves and Cologne; the Swedes occupied Pomerania, and had garrisons in Saxony, Westphalia, Bohemia, Silesia, and Moravia; and the Emperor mightsometimes see with his own eyes, from the ramparts of his capital, . the ravages of the enemy and the burning of his villages. A portion of his own subjects was in arms against him; another large part of the Empire, comprising the Electorates of Brandenburg and Saxony and the dominions of the Dukes of Liineburg, .. had declared its neutrality; and Ferdinand III. was thus reduced, to recruit his armies from his hereditary dominions and those ' The other Christian Powers, besides own if necessary; the Pope and Venice England, not directly interested in the were represented in their quality of negotiations were Denmark, Poland, mediators; and-thus England, Poland, Russia, the Pope, and the Republic of and Russia were the only countries that Venice. The King of Denmark, how-had no ambassadors at Miinster or O5l18. ever, had a resident at the Congress to brfick.--Garden, Hist. ales Tmites, t. i.. watch over the interests of his son, as p. 133 sq. so-called Archbishop of Bremen, and his parts of Germany which remained faithful to him, now almost exhausted by the efforts and sufferings of so long a war. Yet he was still disposed to protract the struggle, and risk' the fortune of events rather than immediately consent to inevitable...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683450X
  • 9781236834508