chapter  21
Strategy and the Conduct of War
Pages 14

The Thirty Years’ War has long assumed a central place in European military history, through ’œȱ ž›Š’˜—ȱ Š—ȱ Žœ›žŒ’ŸŽ—Žœœǰȱ Š—ȱ ’œȱ ™Ž›ŒŽ’ŸŽȱ œ’—’ęŒŠ—ŒŽȱ ˜›ȱ ‘Žȱ ŽŸŽ•˜™–Ž—ȱ ˜ȱ  Š›Š›ŽǯȱŽȱ•’Ĵ•Žȱ‘Šœȱ‹ŽŽ—ȱ ›’ĴŽ—ȱœ’—ŒŽȱ‘Žȱ—’—ŽŽŽ—‘ȱŒŽ—ž›¢ȱ˜—ȱ‘˜ ȱ‘Žȱ Š›ȱ Šœȱ˜ž‘ǰȱ ‹ŽŒŠžœŽȱ–˜›Žȱ›ŽŒŽ—ȱ‘’œ˜›’Š—œȱŒ˜—ŒŽ—›ŠŽȱ˜—ȱ‘Žȱ–ŠŽ›’Š•ȱŠ—ȱ‘ž–Š—ȱ’–™ŠŒȱ’—œŽŠǯȱ‘Žȱ ›Ž•Š’ŸŽȱŽŠ›‘ȱ˜ȱ—Ž ȱ›ŽœŽŠ›Œ‘ȱ‘ŠœȱŠ••˜ ŽȱŠȱ—ž–‹Ž›ȱ˜ȱ™˜˜›•¢ȱ˜ž—ŽȱŠœœž–™’˜—œȱ˜ȱ distort the overall interpretation of the strategy and conduct of the war.