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Michael Roberts 1908–1996

Geoffrey Parker

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0017
Subject:
History, Historiography

Michael Roberts, a distinguished historian of early modern Sweden, published a highly acclaimed two-volume history of Gustavus Adolphus (1953–8). He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1960. ... More


Clashes with Monarchy

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces the conflicts faced by the aristocratic constituted bodies at the close of the Seven Years' War. Fighting had gone on for a generation interrupted by a few years of truce; ... More


The Limitations of Enlightened Despotism

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The forces of aristocracy, which in some countries in the 1780s prevailed over democratic movements, prevailed in others over monarchy itself. This chapter takes up a thread left hanging at the close ... More


Nations Intertwined: Alliances and the Susquehannocks' Geography of North America

Cynthia J. Van Zandt

in Brothers Among Nations: The Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195181241
eISBN:
9780199870776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181241.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the 1650s the Susquehannocks were involved in virtually every important alliance in the mid-Atlantic region, and this chapter focuses explicitly on 17th-century North America from their ... More


Conclusion: Toward a New Order

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This conclusion begins with a vignette of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990. It then explores some aspects of the anti-apartheid movement that crested during the late 1980s, lingering on ... More


Denmark, 1513–1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy

Paul Douglas Lockhart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271214
eISBN:
9780191709616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271214.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

One of the largest states in Europe and the greatest of the Protestant powers, Denmark, in the 16th and 17th centuries was at the height of its influence. Embracing Norway, Iceland, portions of ... More


Blitzkrieg

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the role of broadcasting in Germany's blitzkrieg attack in Europe. Though there were regular radio messages that broadcast the move of German forces, they were not able to ... More


The Mistress of the Sound: Denmark and Europe, 1513–1596

Paul Douglas Lockhart

in Denmark, 1513–1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271214
eISBN:
9780191709616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271214.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Denmark's increased international significance during the Reformation. Topics covered include military resources, trade and foreign policy, rivalry between Denmark and Sweden, ... More


Baltic and German Hegemonies: Denmark and Europe, 1596–1629

Paul Douglas Lockhart

in Denmark, 1513–1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271214
eISBN:
9780191709616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271214.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Christian IV's foreign policies. Topics covered include Denmark's rivalry with Sweden, Denmark's role in German affairs, and the Emperor's War.


War and Absolutism, 1648–1660

Paul Douglas Lockhart

in Denmark, 1513–1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271214
eISBN:
9780191709616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271214.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the problems faced by the new regime following Christian IV's death. Topics covered include the aristocratic reaction to the transfer of power from Christian to Duke Frederik, ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine: Immigration and Social Democracy in Twentieth-Century Sweden

Carly Elizabeth Schall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456671
eISBN:
9781501704093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456671.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Sweden is well known for the success of its welfare state. Many believe that success was made possible in part by the country's ethnic homogeneity and that the increased diversity of Sweden's ... More


Scandinavian State Formation 900–1537: Break and Continuity

Sverre Bagge

in Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This concluding chapter discusses the process of state formation in the three Scandinavian kingdoms between 900 and 1537. It shows that the Scandinavian political units formed by the end of the ... More


Beyond the Zenith, 1672–1700

Jonathan I. Israel

in Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198211396
eISBN:
9780191678196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

Although customs returns show that there was in fact no decline in actual levels of trade as yet, immediate prospects for the Dutch entrepôt looked precarious in the extreme. France, its army at a ... More


Leisure culture, entrepreneurs and urban space: Swedish towns in a European perspective, eighteenth–nineteenth centuries

Dag Lindström

in Leisure Cultures In Urban Europe, C.1700-1870: A transnational perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089695
eISBN:
9781526104304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089695.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

After having charted the transnational diffusion of a few specific leisure institutions and genres throughout Europe, the second section of the book departs from specific countries and analyses in a ... More


Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

John Gilmour

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627462
eISBN:
9780748671274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This history of Sweden (Sverige) led by Per Albin Hansson during the Second World War (Andra världskriget) is intended both for English-speaking readers and Nordic readers in search of a key to the ... More


. Fighting the Previous War: Traditional Public Health Strategies and AIDS

Peter Baldwin

in Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243507
eISBN:
9780520940796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243507.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the public health measures conducted by industrialized countries to control and prevent AIDS within the context of enacted laws on the reporting and control of infectious ... More


Making a Living, Making a Difference: Gender and Work in Early Modern European Society

Maria Agren (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190240615
eISBN:
9780190240653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240615.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book uses a substantively new research model and source base for studying the working lives of early modern men and women. With an innovative analytic method that is, in turn, yoked to a ... More


Introduction

Carly Elizabeth Schall

in The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine: Immigration and Social Democracy in Twentieth-Century Sweden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456671
eISBN:
9781501704093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456671.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the Swedish welfare state and the theoretical frameworks that inform this study. It asserts that Sweden's economic development was the product of a ... More


“They Trust not in the Suffrages of the Saints”: Saintly Skirmishes

Donald S. Prudlo

in Certain Sainthood: Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454035
eISBN:
9781501701535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454035.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter argues that papal infallibility in solemn canonization was the result of a dynamic process. From the papal perspective, the early 1170s saw two significant events in the history of ... More


An “Especially Good Friend” to Saints: Friendship, Politics, and the Performance of Sovereignty

Elizabeth Casteen

in From She-Wolf to Martyr: The Reign and Disputed Reputation of Johanna I of Naples

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453861
eISBN:
9781501701009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453861.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers Johanna’s reputation as a paragon of queenly virtue and friend to saints. Her firm political adherence to the papacy and rhetorical self-styling as the pope’s loyal vassal ... More


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