Please recommend a book that covers the wars between Sweden and Denmark.
June 13, 2011 2:14 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to learn more about the conflicts/wars between Denmark and Sweden in the 16th/17th centuries. Any book recommendations?
posted by helios to Society & Culture (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Michael Roberts's The Swedish Imperial Experience 1560-1718 is the standard history, illustrating Roberts's famous theory of the early modern military revolution. Robert Frost's The Northern Wars 1558-1721 is more up-to-date, but I haven't read it so can't recommend it personally. See here for a favourable though slightly nit-picking review by a Danish historian. ('It is possible to find errors. Sweden was not exempted from the Sound Dues in 1645 .. and Landskrone may be spelled Landskrona, but never with an Umlaut.')
posted by verstegan at 3:45 PM on June 13, 2011

David Kirby, The Baltic World: Europe's Northern Periphery in an Age of Change, 1492-1772
Paul Lockhart, Denmark and the Thirty Years War, 1618 - 1648
posted by Renoroc at 5:19 PM on June 13, 2011

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