of 350 Years' Anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia
An English language list of resources and activities in Münster, Westphalia, relating to the 350th anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia. Contains an English-language time line and some prints, but overall less information than its German-language sister site.
Art and Culture Museum Research Institute on the Peace of Westphalia
(In German, Limited Translation to English and French)
A continuation of the 1998 exhibition, 1648—Krieg und Frieden in Europa, it contains guides to ongoing projects, as well as the most complete list of Thirty Years War links available.
Foreign Ministry Archives Celebration of the Peace of Westphalia (In
A French-language site put together as part of the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia. A large number of prints and paintings, particularly of the French contingent to the negotiations of the Peace.
in the Thirty Years War (in German)
Part of the University of Munich’s “Server for Early Modern History,” this site presents a series of articles about life in Maximilian I’s Bavaria and the social aspects of the war.
- Who Was Who in the Thirty Years War (in
Contains a series of short biographies of 100 or so of the most prominent personalities in the war compiled by Dr. Klaus Koniarek.
Winter King (in German)
Website for an exhibit on Frederick V, the Winter King of Bohemia, and his times. The exhibit is to be held in Amberg (in what was Frederick‘s Upper Palatinate) and will be open from 9 May through 2 November, 2003.
Maps at the University of Texas Perry-Castañeda Library Map
A large collection of historical atlases. Maps include a number on the Thirty Years War and the Peace of Westphalia.
- Maps of
Germany at the FEEFHS
An Eastern-European genealogical site, with a very good series of detailed maps of Germany culled from a 19th century atlas.
of Rostock Cartographical History of Mecklenburg and Hither Pomerania
A site providing some beautiful 17th Century maps of Mecklenburg and Hither Pomerania
Maps at the University of Bremen (in German)
Most of the maps are of post-Thirty-Years-War vintage. However, the reproductions are absolutely stunning.
Digital Archive of History and Art History at the University of
Augsburg (in German)
Contains an online facsimile of Matthias Merian’s Theatrum Europaeum
- Project Avalon at the Yale Law School
- Project Gutenberg
Has an online version of Schiller’s history of the Thirty Years War available for download.
the Electoral Library of the Palatinate Online (In German)
A beautiful collection of Early Modern books. Thirty-Years-War related highlight is a description of celebrations attending the marriage of Frederick of the Palatinate and Elizabeth Stuart.
- About.com (formerly The Mining Company)
- DMOZ (Open Directory Project) Thirty Years War
- DMOZ Thirty Years War Living History (In English)
- DMOZ Thirty Years War Living History (In German)
- Virtual Library—Early Modern History
- Virtual Library—German History—Reformation and Thirty Years War (mostly in German)
- Clann Tartan
A site for Clann Tartan, a group in Minnesota, USA, which recreates a newly-raised Scottish regiment in the service of Gustavus Adolphus. Contains some Thirty Years War information.
Münchbergk 1632 (in German)
A unit based in Münchberg, Upper Franconia which re-enacts Gustavus’s army.
II Adolfs Fotfänika i Göteborg (in Swedish and German)
A unit based in Göteborg which re-enacts Gustavus’s Swedish army.
Kinderzeche Pageant at Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria
An annual pageant commemorating the town being spared the sack by a Swedish colonel in 1632. The residents of this picturesque Bavarian town don 17th Century dress and have an astonishingly good time (which may not be unrelated to sponsorship of the event by the local brewery).
Festival in Memmingen (in German)
A quadrennial festival celebrating Wallenstein’s stay in Memmingen during the 1630 Diet of Regensburg. Contains information regarding the participating organizations including Breuner’s Artillery (in German) and Gallas’s Dragoons. The Dragoons have an English-language version of their site.
Century Re-enacting and Living History Resources
Primary focus on the English Civil War; some Thirty Years War resources
- Cossacks: European Wars
A computer game of Early Modern warfare, including some Thirty Years War scenarios
- GMT Games
Manufacturers of board games, including Thirty Years War: 1618–1648, a strategic-level card-based game and Sweden Fights On, a tactical game designed by Ben Hull covering the battles of Nördlingen, Wittstock, Second Breitenfeld and Jankau.
- Thirty Years
Resources for miniatures wargaming the Thirty Years War provided by Danish wargamers. Contains flags, orders of battle and accounts of miniatures replays of battles. Site is also available in Danish.
A set of wargames rules allowing players to refight battles of the Thirty Years War using six through 15 millimeter figures. Maps and deployments are provided for a number of battles.
Group REMPAS (Renaissance, Early Modern, Pike and Shot)
A Yahoo! discussion forum devoted to military history of the 16th and 17th centuries, with a primary focus on gaming (in particular miniatures gaming).
Group tyw (Thirty Years War)
A Yahoo! discussion group for Thirty Years War and Pike and Shot era for miniature wargaming.
Group thirty-years-war (Thirty Years War)
Another Yahoo! discussion group for Thirty Years War miniature wargaming moderated by Danish wargamers.
Dr. Ronald G. Asch (in German)
Professor Asch specializes in the Thirty Years War and the Peace of Westphalia and in Early Modern English History.
Robert A. Bireley, S.J.
Father Bireley specializes in Counter-Reformation Catholicism and has written two books on the relationship between Ferdinand II, Maximilian I and their respective confessors, as well as the recently-published The Jesuits and the Thirty Years War: Kings, Courts, and Confessors.
Professor Bonney is expert on state finance during the ministerships of Richelieu and Mazarin
Professor Lockhart specializes in Early Modern Denmark and has written a book on Christian IV’s role in the Thirty Years War.
John A. Lynn
Professor Lynn is expert on the French Army in the 17th century and has written a number of books on that topic.