Sweden in the Seventeenth Century (European History in Perspective #39) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 39 in the European History in Perspective series.


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The history of Sweden in the seventeenth century is perhaps one of the most remarkable political success stories of early modern Europe. Little more than a century after achieving independence from Denmark, Sweden - an impoverished and sparsely-populated state - had defeated all of its most fearsome enemies and was ranked amongst the great powers of Europe.

In this book, which incorporates the latest research on the subject, Paul Douglas Lockhart:

- Surveys the political, diplomatic, economic, social and cultural history of the country, from the beginnings of its career as an empire to its decline at the end of the seventeenth century
- Examines the mechanisms that helped Sweden to achieve the status of a great power, and the reasons for its eventual downfall
- Emphasises the interplay between social structure, constitutional development, and military necessity

Clear and well-written, Lockhart's text is essential reading for all those with an interest in the fascinating history of early modern Sweden.

About the Author


PAUL DOUGLAS LOCKHART is Associate Professor of History at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. He is a specialist in the history of early modern Scandinavia, and his previous publications include Denmark in the Thirty Years' War (1996).PAUL DOUGLAS LOCKHART is Associate Professor of History at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. He is a specialist in the history of early modern Scandinavia, and his previous publications include Denmark in the Thirty Years' War (1996).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780333731567
ISBN-10: 0333731565
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2004
Pages: 178
Language: English
Series: European History in Perspective