The horrific series of conflicts known as the Thirty Years War (1618-48) tore the heart out of Europe, killing perhaps a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to whole areas of Central Europe to such a degree that many towns and regions never recovered. All the major European powers apart from Russia were heavily involved. A monumental(996pp) study. Large and Heavy volume. Extra postage will be required for orders outside UK – please enquire in advance. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket.