Charles XII : warrior king /
edited by John B. Hattendorf, Åsa Karlsson, Margriet Lacy-Bruijn, Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., and Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier.
[Zutphen, Netherlands] : Karwansaray Publishers, 2018.
456 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 29 cm.
9490258199, 9789490258191
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[Zutphen, Netherlands] : Karwansaray Publishers, 2018.
contents note
Introduction / John B. Hattendorf -- The Great Northern War (1700-21) and the integration of the European states system / Hamish Scott -- Charles XII and Sweden. Charles XII : a biographical sketch / Åsa Karlsson ; Charles XII as a protagonist in international perspective : an overview / John B. Hattendorf ; Swedish grand strategy and foreign policy, 1697-1721 / Gunnar Åselius ; Charles XII's armies in the field / Christer Kuvaja ; Swedish naval power and naval operations, 1697-1721 / Lars Ericson Wolke ; The absent king and Swedes at home / Marie Lennersand ; The impact of the Great Northern War on trade relations with the Baltic / Werner Scheltjens -- Charles XII in the eyes of the great powers. British policy towards Sweden, Charles XII, and the Great Northern War, 1697-1723 / John B. Hattendorf ; How to handle a warrior king : the states general and its policies in regard to to Charles XII of Sweden / Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr. ; The French view of Charles XII : the king, the soldier, the man / Eric Schnakenbourg ; 'The mad Swede' : the Habsburg monarchy and Charles XII / Michael Hochedlinger ; Charles XII at the centre of Swedish-Ottoman diplomacy / Bülent Ari and Alptuğ Güney -- Charles XII in the eyes of his enemies. Warmonger or benefactor? : Charles XII and the kingdom of Denmark-Norway / Knud J.V. Jespersen ; A Polish view of Charles XII and the Great Northern War / Gabriela Majewska ; Russian views of Charles XII / Pavel A. Krotov ; Brandenburg-Prussia and the northern German states / Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Frey -- The cultural legacy of Charles XII. Charles XII : a king of many faces / Inga Lena Ångström Grandien ; A literary Charles XII / Nils Ekedahl.
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Illustrations on lining-papers.
For centuries, Charles XII has mainly been seen in the context of Sweden's national experience, yet his activities stretched across the European continent from Russia and Denmark to Germany, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, and the Ottoman Empire. Even the Dutch Republic, Britain, and France became involved diplomatically and economically. In this volume, 20 scholars from 12 different countries contribute to creating a broader perspective on Charles XII and the Great Northern War in European history. The contributors to this volume expand the scope of international research on Charles XII and his time by examining not only his victories and defeats but the king's impact in other areas as well.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-442) and index.

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