This sweeping, exhaustively researched history is the first comprehensive account of the Peace of Westphalia in English. Bringing together the latest scholarship with an engaging narrative, it retraces the historical origins of the Peace, exploring its political-intellectual underpinnings and placing it in a broad global and chronological context.
Derek Croxton is the author of two previous books on the Congress of Westphalia: Peacemaking in Early Modern Europe: Cardinal Mazarin and the Congress of Westphalia, 1643-1648 (1999) and A Historical Dictionary of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, with Anuschka Tischer (2001).
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