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The Thirty Years War and the Emergence of Pre-Modern Europe

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In May 1618, a group of disaffected Czech leaders threw the representatives of their ruler, the Holy Roman Emperor, out a 70 foot castle window. This initiated a war that would last without interruption for 30 years, would ravage and depopulate central Europe, and would determine what Europe would look like until Napoleon (and in many ways for the next 300 years). This course will review the historical background, the causes, the way it was fought and by whom, how it was finally ended, and what the short and long term results were of this European tragedy. It is a confusing, not well known, yet very important piece of history.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

via Zoom

Bill Riffer 



Registration Closes On
Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/4/2021 - 2/18/2021 Weekly - Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Williamsburg, via Zoom  Map Bill Riffer