Annotation. The article examines the questions concerning the religious rupture in Germany and its influence on the formation of the German national idea in the period of the Thirty years' war (1618-1648). The intellectual life of the Holy Roman empire of the German nation from the second decade of the 17th century was significantly determined by the Thirty years' war. The German intellectuals, mostly authors and publicists, were the first to raise through their works the subject of the necessity for German u…
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