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Day 1 Notes HIST 3480

Paige Holub

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Date Created: 01/30/16
Paige DeWitt­Holub  Intro to Modern Europe   ): Lecture Day 1 1/20 Lecture #1: 30 Years War, 1. 1618-48 2. France vs. Habsburgs 3. Holy Roman Empire 4. Spain vs. Dutch 5. Frederick 6. Palatinate 7. Calvinists 8. Bohemia 9. White Mt., 1620 10. Bohemia 1618-25 -> beginning of Calvinist movement 11. Danish(Lutheran), 1625-29 -> 1609 Danes kicked in, French not ready to give in 12. Edict of Restitution, 1629 13. Louis XIII, D. 1643 – remnants of their own Calvinist Rebellion, Huguenots 14. Richelieum, p. 1642 15. Swedish, 1630-35 16. Gustav Adolph D. 1632 17. Lutzen, 1632 18. Franco Swedish, 1635 – 1648 19. Absolutism 20. Louis XIV (1643 – 1715) 21. Intendants 1610 – 60, (242X) 22. Army 30 Years War: -all European War, except Russian and Britain -war of international religion (Protestant vs. Catholic) -French royalty vs. Habsburgs (Austria) -Spain and Holy Roman Empire (central Europe) -French decided Catholic Habsburgs have too much power -French and Spanish Habsburgs and Holland (Dutch) -Kings controlled royalty by heredity -Dutch overruled Spanish in 1570’s -late 16 and 17 century, the Spanish a great power -Spain and the Dutch dropped a truce – 1609 – 1621 (Twelve Year’s “Truce”) -1625 war should have broken out, but a larger war… -The Dutch Republic: Holland and Amsterdam $$ richest country -by 1660 starts declining -Holy Roman Empire – Charlemagne -Habsburg Empires in Vienna -Germany, Austria, some Italy and Southeast Europe -position of empires were elective -Rome was the exception as to how the 7 electors would get together and decide – maybe themselves, if leaders retired, died -King of Bohemia (elected president), king of Austria, 3 Bishops strung out along Rhine River, secular elector -> Palatinate -Austria Habsburgs controlled the electors for years -most of the empire, southern Germany is catholic, north is Protestant Lutheran, some Calvinist (still legally heretics) -Dutch, English, Scottish – Calvinists -Hungary is Catholic – other controlled by Turks -religious conflicts are more apparent -election for a new Holy Roman Empire -Frederick – Calvinists – King of Bohemia, went to Prague anyways -two Calvinists in Rome now -Habsburgs – support and $ of Papacy -Battle of White Mountain: -Frederick goes into exile in Holland (the better part of the Dutch Republic) -war could have ended in 1609 -war could have ended in the same way Austrian Habsburgs, Edicts of all houses 1505 Edict of Restitution: Swedes, 1630-35 – just finished carving out some eastern Europe -Gustav Adolph, king of Sweden 1632, shot by troops retreating Spanish Silver dries up, early-mid 1600’s Franco-Swedish – 1638-48 Louis XIII (13 ) – France 1643 –Battle of Rocroi: -French defeat, Spain after 100 years -Peace of Westphalia, 1648: -peace conference dominated by victors (French, Swedish) -invite 300 loyal, special people from and around Holy Roman Empire -Vienna Emperor now just another guy at Westphalia -Spain goes into rapid decline (Phillip II and IV) -heavy taxes put Spanish in decline -Spain will hang onto colonies in New World -2 ndrate power -1648, no one in Northern Germany in anyone’s control -Dutch gets formal independence in 1648 -every day people begin to recognize ruler as essentially their own -if you want to survive you have to combine power -Age of Absolutism -plundering from the locals -losers: population in Northern and Southern Germany -end of religious warfare -last war in which kings use their religion to fight wars -1660-1789 – Age of Absolutism th -Louis XIV (14 ), only a child until 1660 -Intendants: generate more revenue and taxes prior to this, more taxes were in private hands, take what they could -worked with local businesses to make more effective -smaller piece of a bigger pie went to king -poor – taxes – allocation -late 17 century many peasant revolts -some rulers in Prussia try to go down absolutism th -Louis 14 built Europe’s first professional armies – not temporary, lived together, trained together -15-16 thousand impromptu vs roughly 2.000 -Europe hadn’t seen this since Roman days


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