1634 THE BAVARIAN CRISIS PDF

The intricacies of Habsburg family relations make surprisingly fascinating reading in the latest episode in Flint's saga of a 20th-century West Virginia town transported mysteriously to 17th-century Europe. The recently widowed Duke Maximilian of Bavaria reluctantly assents to a dynastic marriage with his niece, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, but her recent reading of an uptime encyclopedia and the American Constitution leads her to consider other, previously un. The recently widowed Duke Maximilian of Bavaria reluctantly assents to a dynastic marriage with his niece, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, but her recent reading of an uptime encyclopedia and the American Constitution leads her to consider other, previously unimaginable options. Meanwhile, Don Fernando, the Spanish Cardinal-Infante, moves toward peace with the fledgling United States of Europe while laying siege to Amsterdam and searching for a suitable bride. It is especially refreshing to read an alternate history that doesn't depend upon the clash of anachronistic arms, but rather on how modern ideas of human rights, education, sanitation and law might have affected the Europe of the 30 Years War.

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The intricacies of Habsburg family relations make surprisingly fascinating reading in the latest episode in Flint's saga of a 20th-century West Virginia town transported mysteriously to 17th-century Europe. The recently widowed Duke Maximilian of Bavaria reluctantly assents to a dynastic marriage with his niece, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, but her recent reading of an uptime encyclopedia and the American Constitution leads her to consider other, previously un.

The recently widowed Duke Maximilian of Bavaria reluctantly assents to a dynastic marriage with his niece, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, but her recent reading of an uptime encyclopedia and the American Constitution leads her to consider other, previously unimaginable options.

Meanwhile, Don Fernando, the Spanish Cardinal-Infante, moves toward peace with the fledgling United States of Europe while laying siege to Amsterdam and searching for a suitable bride.

It is especially refreshing to read an alternate history that doesn't depend upon the clash of anachronistic arms, but rather on how modern ideas of human rights, education, sanitation and law might have affected the Europe of the 30 Years War. All rights reserved. The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident.

The CPE has the know-how of 20th century technology, but needs iron and steel to make the machines. The iron mines of the upper Palatinate were rendered inoperable by wartime damage, and American know-how is needed on the spot to pump them out and get the metal flowing again—a mission that will prove more complicated than anyone expects.

In the maelstrom that is Europe, even a 20th century copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica can precipitate a crisis, when readers learn of the Portuguese revolt, a crisis that will involve Naples as well. Another factor: Albanian exiles in Naples, inspired by the Americans, are plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, which will precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans.

This troubled century was full of revolutions and plans for more revolutions before the Americans arrived, and gave every would-be revolutionary an example of a revolution that succeeded. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns will have his hands full seeing that it doesn't boil over on to Grantville and the CPE. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.

Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — by Eric Flint. Virginia DeMarce. The CPE has the know-ho 'The Thirty Years War' continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence - the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident.

The iron mines of the upper Palatinate were rendered inoperable by wartime damage, and American know-how is needed on the spot to pump them out and get the metal flowing again - a mission that will prove more complicated than anyone expects. In the maelstrom that is Europe, even a 20th century copy of the 'Encyclopedia Britannica' can precipitate a crisis, when readers learn of the Portuguese revolt, a crisis that will involve Naples as well.

Another factor - Albanian exiles in Naples, inspired by the Americans, are plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, which will precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Oct 04, Henry rated it liked it. This is the continuing saga in the Universe that was started not surprisingly with a book entitled Now it is and there is a Crisis in Bavaria hence, the current title. If you aren't familiar with this series, it has a number of unusual characteristics.

Quite notably, there are now about four books that take place in And there is a book that takes place in The r This is the continuing saga in the Universe that was started not surprisingly with a book entitled The reason is that Eric Flint has delegated the writing of these latest books to other authors.

Or perhaps he is collaborating with them. It is a little hard to tell. Anyhow, the latest book is entertaining but is seriously flawed in that it requires a scorecard to keep all of the characters and political situations in the right order. Quick history lesson for you: in the 17th Century, Germany was a crazy quilt of kingdoms, principalities, duchies,etc. This book is about the political intrigue that is taking place among this crazy quilt of political entities.

The sheer mass of characters that are introduced in this book is staggering. Aside from the royalty, there are the servants, the soldiers, the diplomats, etc.

It doesn't help that many of the places have similar names. Nurnburg is not the same as Neuburg. But they aren't too far away. Amburg is different from Hamburg and Bamburg. And just when you think that you are getting on top of things, the authors throw in an aside explaining the role of guild membership in Basel, Switzerland.

Mind you, that never actually gets used for anything, but there is this explanation. Frankly, it seemed that the authors would find something interesting in their research and then would go out of their way to weave it in. The main plot revolves around a group of people moving across the countryside getting chased by bad guys. And then they get to safety. And then they leave the safety and get chased by bad guys again.

It gets quite tiresome. The writing is crisp and clear. The prose is not overly busy and most of the main characters in the book were interesting. I just wish that I hadn't had to have my head spin as much as it did when I tried to follow the plot.

Jan 03, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: , , A bit slow in the beginning, but the last half is excellent. May 22, Debrac rated it really liked it. I quite enjoyed it! Slow beginning, but then the multiple story lines moved quickly! Mar 02, Jim rated it liked it. From Publishers Weekly The intricacies of Habsburg family relations make surprisingly fascinating reading in the latest episode in Flint's saga of a 20th-century West Virginia town transported mysteriously to 17th-century Europe.

Product Description The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident.

Aug 25, Leo rated it it was ok Shelves: science-fiction , historical-fiction , fantasy , alternate-history. I really tried to give this book a chance and although it improved after the first pages, it never lived up to expectations. This is a book in the Ring of Fire series. The premise is that a small West Virginia town inexplicably gets transported back to 17th century century Germany in the midst of the 30 years war.

Taken as a whole this book does one thing quite well, it gives a great sense of what living in the new reality brought on by the phenomenon was like. The problem is that the same e I really tried to give this book a chance and although it improved after the first pages, it never lived up to expectations. The problem is that the same effect could have been achieved in a much shorter book.

There were three things that bothered me about the book. There is very little action personal preference here perhaps and a lot of people just sitting around talking. This slowed the pace down considerably. Also, most of the characters speak as if they are reciting encyclopedic articles.

I've read books before that have many characters and I was prepared for it in this one, especially when I saw the extensive list of characters in the appendix. However, I still got tripped up. Many of the characters have similar names and some are difficult to find in the appendix. For example there was a Don Francisco and another character characters? The scene would have been much easier to follow had the character been referred to solely as Nasi.

The most annoying thing about it and it developed into a pet peeve by the end was the dialog tags.

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1634: The Bavarian Crisis

Many chapters of that "early draft version" were available on line, but the final production reached print on 1 October DeMarce, who wrote Flint congratulating him on his research and verisimilitude found in the novel soon joined with him as an expert collaborator and is one of the regular contributing writers to Tech Manual , the canonical Grantville Gazettes and a key member of the Research Committee with a PhD in history and an international expert specialized in European Genealogy. Her stories regularly deal with historical social and social science matters, as may be expected from DeMarce's PhD dissertation about the German Peasants' War and her life work as a 17th-century European history specialist. The Bavarian Crisis was delayed due to the delayed start and completion of the preceding major work in the set, The Baltic War.

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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. This troubled century was full of revolutions and plans for more revolutions before the Americans arrived, and gave every would-be revolutionary an example of a revolution that succeeded. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns finds himself walking the fine line between keeping the pot boiling while keeping it from boiling over and destroying the USE in the process. The USE has the know-how of 20th century technology, but needs iron and steel to make the machines. The iron mines of the upper Palatinate were rendered inoperable by wartime damage, and American ingenuity is needed on the spot to pump them out and get the metal flowing again—a mission that will prove more complicated than anyone expects.

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