The History of the Thirty Years' War

eBook: The History of the Thirty Years' War

Sprache - Englisch

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The History of the Thirty Years' War" by Friedrich Schiller. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.


Über den Autor

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), known as Friedrich Schiller, was a towering figure in German literature, a playwright, poet, and historian who left an indelible mark on the world of letters. Schiller's literary style was shaped by the ideals of the Enlightenment and the nascent Sturm und Drang movement, which sought to evoke emotional experience rather than adhere strictly to neoclassical formality. His contributions to historiography cannot be overlooked, particularly his detailed account in 'The History of the Thirty Years' War,' a seminal work that provides a vivid narrative of one of Europe's most devastating conflicts. This work exemplifies Schiller's skill in entwining scholarly research with captivating storytelling, reflecting his belief that history should not only instruct but also inspire and engage the reader. As a historian, Schiller emphasized the influence of individual leaders and the psychological underpinnings of historical events, a methodology that foreshadowed later romantic approaches to historiography. His literary achievements, including plays such as 'The Robbers,' 'Mary Stuart,' 'William Tell,' and the 'Wallenstein' trilogy, continue to be celebrated for their embodiment of freedom and resistance against tyranny, themes that resonated deeply during his lifetime and which have since become universal. Schiller's partnership with his contemporary, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, further solidified his status as a pre-eminent intellectual, and their collaborative works are regarded as milestones in the canon of German classical literature.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 378 Seiten

Größe: 654,6 KB

ISBN: 8596547178576

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