Thirty Years War Dbq

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At the beginning of the seventeenth century central Europe was plagued by a series of unremitting of religious conflicts and which were known as the Thirty Year’s War. The main cause for this was the arrival of Jesuit priests in Germany. Their mission was to convert the vast majority of Protestants to Catholicism. They faced strong opposition, and a revolt began in Bohemia in 1618 by the Protestant Nobility against the Holy Roman Empire. This marked the start of the Thirty Years’ War. This conflict spread all across Germany as more countries began to take part with the Scandinavian kings to the north of Germany taking up the offensive against the Austrians in the south. These conflicts continued until peace was declared in 1635, however this did not last as France joined forces with Sweden which led to the final stage of the conflict. In 1640 peace negotiations began but the hostility between countries remained rife until 1648, which marked the end of the war. The impact of the war was felt immediately in the arts. Due to France’s military successes in the war they soon became the richest and most prosperous country in Europe. This led to a growth in French culture with patronage being given to all art forms, and we can see how the French style of…show more content…
It was during this visit that Schütz made the acquaintance of Claudio Monteverdi. It was here that Schütz learnt about the new declamatory style that Monteverdi was seen to be pioneering. Schütz had a work of Symphonie Sacrae published in Venice in 1629, which were composed in this new declamatory style called monody. In this we can see the sudden change from Schütz’s original style of composing polychoral works to this new style. Schütz’s Symphonie Sacrae are scored for up to three voices, along with varied parts for winds and string as well as continuo accompaniment. It was this style that Schütz would bring back to

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