Talbott, S (2021) ‘Causing misery and suffering miserably’: Representations of the Thirty Years’ War in literature and history. Literature and History, 30 (1). pp. 3-25. ISSN 0306-1973

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This article examines a range of fictional literature – poetry, prose, play and song produced between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries – that represents aspects of the Thirty Years’ War, a conflict fought in Europe from 1618-1648. Depiction of the Thirty Years’ War in literary works is compared to that found in empirical historical evidence and historians’ analyses. It is concluded that historical fictions offer a different, but equally valid, account of the conflict to academic histories, and that by using historical fictions and empirical evidence together, a more holistic picture of events is offered than academic histories alone provide.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Thirty Years' War; historical fiction; academic history; seventeenth century
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DD Germany
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 16:49
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 15:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9072

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