Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Europe 1600-1900, edited by Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Frey
Book published by Greenwood Press in 2007, 229 pages. Hardback (S8295B)
From the start of the Thirty Years' War in 1618 through the end of the 19th century, combat shaped the daily life of European civilians. This book explores the effects of war on the everyday life of civilians during that era. Included are chapters on the Thirty Years' War, the wars of 1648 through 1789, the wars of the French Revolution, the Napoleonic wars, and the battles which took place from 1815 through 1900. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading. From the start of the Thirty Years' War in 1618 through the close of the 19th century, Europe was plagued with military conflicts. While soldiers were the most obvious participants and casualties of these wars, civilians were also affected. This book explores the impact of warfare on the daily life of European civilians from 1618 through 1900. The volume begins with a look at the effects of the Thirty Years' War, one of the most devastating and brutal in European history. It then examines the conflicts which took place between 1648 and the French Revolution of 1789. From there the book looks at daily life during the wars of the French Revolution. It then considers daily life during the Napoleonic wars, while a final chapter discusses the period from 1815 to 1900. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and suggests works for further reading.
Condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.