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Paas, John Roger
The German Political Broadsheet 1600–1700
pages/dimensions: 160 pages
language: English
binding: Book (Hardback)
dimensions: 24.00 × 34.00 cm
weight: 1099g
publishing date: 13.12.2017
prices: 168,00 Eur[D] / 172,80 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-10925-3
168,00 Eur

The present volume is the final one of the edition of full-page illustrations of German political broadsheets from the years 1600 to 1700. It contains extensive indexes that offer researchers and general readers alike immediate access to the various historical introductions and the more than 5,000 reproductions in the previous thirteen volumes: titles, historical figures, places, subjects, authors, artists, printers/publishers, and places of printing. In addition, there are concordances to other works with a significant number of reproduced broadsheets, and a select bibliography of books and articles useful for additional research.
The entire edition, the first volume of which appeared in 1985, includes primary historical material on the broad spectrum of political activity in the seventeenth century, with extensive coverage of such topics as the Thirty Year’s War, the English civil war, the wars of Louis XIV, and the Ottoman siege of Vienna (1683), all of which offers modern readers an opportunity to understand the interests and concerns of early modern readers. It offers a unique way of understanding the political and social context in which events of major historical importance in the seventeenth century took place.