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The Iron Princess: Amalia Elisabeth and the Thirty Years War

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Thrust into power in the midst of the bloodiest conflict Europe had ever experienced, Amalia Elisabeth fought to save her country, her Calvinist church, and her children's inheritance. Tryntje Helfferich's vivid portrait reveals how this unique and embattled ruler used her diplomatic gifts to play the great powers of Europe against one another during the Thirty Years War, while raising one of the most powerful and effective fighting forces on the continent.

Stranded in exile after the death of her husband, Amalia Elisabeth stymied the maneuvers of male relatives and advisors who hoped to seize control of the affairs of her tiny German state of Hesse-Cassel. Unshakable in her religious faith and confident in her own capacity to rule, the princess crafted a cunning strategy to protect her interests. Despite great personal tragedy, challenges to her rule, and devastating losses to her people and lands, Amalia Elisabeth wielded her hard-won influence to help shape the new Europe that arose in the war's wake. She ended her reign in triumph, having secured the birthright of her children and the legalization of her church. The Iron Princess restores to view one of the most compelling political figures of her time, a woman once widely considered the heroine of the seventeenth century.

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In the bloodiest conflict Europe had ever experienced, Amalia Elisabeth fought to save her tiny German state, her Calvinist church, and her children's inheritance. Tryntje Helfferich reveals how this embattled ruler used diplomacy to play the European powers against one another, while raising one of the continent's most effective fighting forces.

About the Author

Tryntje Helfferich is Assistant Professor of History at The Ohio State University at Lima.

Ohio State University, Lima

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674073395
Subtitle:
Amalia Elisabeth and the Thirty Years War
Author:
Helfferich, Tryntje
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
History : Military - General
Subject:
History, Modern -- 17th century.
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Royalty
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations/General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130610
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 halftones, 2 maps
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Royalty
History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Early Germany
History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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"Synopsis" by , In the bloodiest conflict Europe had ever experienced, Amalia Elisabeth fought to save her tiny German state, her Calvinist church, and her children's inheritance. Tryntje Helfferich reveals how this embattled ruler used diplomacy to play the European powers against one another, while raising one of the continent's most effective fighting forces.
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