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A warrior dynasty : the rise and fall of Sweden as a military superpower, 1611-1721

Author: Henrik O Lunde
Publisher: Philadelphia : Casemate Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the meteoric rise of Sweden as the pre-eminent military power in Europe during the Thirty Years War during the 1600s, and then follows its line of warrior kings into the next century until the Swedes finally meet their demise, in an overreach into the vastness of Russia.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henrik O Lunde
ISBN: 9781612002422 1612002420
OCLC Number: 891159011
Notes: "A study of how military skill alone can propel a nation to great-power status, and how the nation of Sweden once held sway over northern Europe for a century ..."--Jacket.
Description: 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Gustav Adolf's Danish and Baltic Campaigns --
The military revolution: Dutch and Swedish reforms --
Sweden intervenes in the Thirty Years War --
The Breitenfeld and Rhine Campaigns --
The tortured road to Lutzen --
Swedish military operations in Germany 1633-1648 --
Defending an empire Karl X and Karl XI --
Karl XII's Danish and Baltic Campaigns --
The Russian Campaign: Karl XII's exile and death.
Other Titles: Rise and fall of Sweden as a military superpower, 1611-1721
Responsibility: Henrik O. Lunde.

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