Sweden In The Seventeenth Century

Sweden In The Seventeenth Century

by Paul Lockhart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333731573

ISBN-13: 9780333731574

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This is a survey of the point in history when Sweden rose to preeminence in Europe. Drawing on the latest literature in Swedish and other languages, Paul Lockhart examines the institutions of the Swedish 'empire' at the height of its influence, while focusing on the key historical questions: why did this impoverished state become a great power, how was it able

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Overview

This is a survey of the point in history when Sweden rose to preeminence in Europe. Drawing on the latest literature in Swedish and other languages, Paul Lockhart examines the institutions of the Swedish 'empire' at the height of its influence, while focusing on the key historical questions: why did this impoverished state become a great power, how was it able to maintain this status, and what brought about its eventual decline?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333731574
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
European History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

The Sixteenth-century Legacy
• The End of Vasa Despotism
• The Pinnacle of Vasa Success: The Reign of Gustav II Adolf
• Sweden on the World Stage: The Foreign Policy of Gustav II Adolf
• The Interregnum and Queen Christina, 1632-54
• The Swedish 'Power State': Society, Culture and the Burden of War
• Protoabsolutism or 'military monarchy'? The Brief Reign of Karl X Gustav, 1654-60
• The Workings of the Empire, 1660-79
• Peace and Absolutism, 1679-96
• The Death-knell of Swedish Power, 1696-1721
• Index
• Maps
• Illustrations

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