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Identifier: europeanhistoryo00adam

Title: European history : an outline of its development

Year: 1899 (1890s)

Authors: Adams, George Burton, 1851-1925


Publisher: New York London : The Macmillan Company

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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The char-acter andgenius ofGustavusAdolphus.Gindely, II.39-46;Fletcher,GustavusAdolphus(Heroes) ;Dodge,GustavusAdolphus(MilitaryHistory,Houghton). The victoriesof theSwedes.Gardiner,Chap. VIII.;Gindely, II.82-147. Magdeburg.Gindely, II. 55-67;contempo-rary accountin Schilling,Quellenbuch,126. The death of Gustavus, 1632. 352 The Age of Religions Wars [§341 Wallensteinassassinated,1634. Gindely, II.172-188;Gardiner,Chap. IX.,Sec. 4;Schiller,Wallen-sttins Lager, many till the close of the war, through the days of its greatsuccesses were past. The death of Gustavus more than balanced, for the em-perors cause, the defeat of Wallenstein, and it was followedby other successes. Not long after, the emperor becameconvinced that Wallenstein was engaged in treasonable cor-respondence with the enemy, and was planning to use hisarmy in some design of his own, and he had him killed, butwas able to retain the services of his army. The successesof Ferdinand were crowned when, in 1635, the Elector of


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Swedish Leather Cannon From the time of the Thirty Years War Die Picco-lomini, andW allen-steins Tod(dramas). Richelieuactivelyinterferes.Gardiner,Chap. X. The Frenchsuccessescompelpeace. Saxony, to secure certain advantages for himself, made aseparate peace and even an alliance with the emperor. 341. The French Period of the War.—Once more thehouse of Austria seemed about to triumph in Germany.Again Richelieu must interfere if he would prevent it, andthis time with his own forces. The French period lasts from1635 till the close of the war. The first efforts of France were directed against the prov-inces which had been retained by the Spanish Hapsburgsin the Low Countries, where, after driving back a Spanishinvasion which had threatened Paris for a moment. Arras § 342] The Peace of Westphalia 353 was captured and the province of Artols conquered. In thesouth, Roussillon was taken possession of, and Portugal wasaided to recover her independence from Spain. TheSwedish army soon passe



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