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eBook Gustavus Adolphus (Profiles in Power) download ISBN: 0582090016
Author: Michael Roberts
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd; Subsequent edition (August 1, 1992)
Language: English
Pages: 216
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Gustavus Adolphus (1594-l632, king of Sweden 1611-1632) was one of the dominant figures of the early seventeenth century.

Gustavus Adolphus (1594-l632, king of Sweden 1611-1632) was one of the dominant figures of the early seventeenth century. He made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe; was the champion of the northern Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War; and was a great administrator as well as a brilliant soldier.

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Michael Roberts's magisterial two-volume study of Gustavus Adolphus was published by Longman in the 1950s. That earlier book now forms the basis of the present volume, and is issued under the Longman imprint for the first time.

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Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781317895756, 1317895754. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780582090002, 0582090008. Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632) dominated his age: he made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe, was the principal upholder of the Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War, and was a great administrator as well as a brilliant soldier. His toleration and reforms helped define the development of the modern state.

Profiles in Power (2nd e. Gustavus Adolphus and the Rise of Sweden (London: English Universities Press, 1973). The Military Revolution 1560–1660, (Belfast: M. Boyd, 1956). Sweden as a great power 1611–1697 (London: St. Martin's Press, 1968).

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Gustavus Adolphus (1594-l632, king of Sweden 1611-1632) was one of the dominant figures of the early seventeenth century. He made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe; was the champion of the northern Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War; and was a great administrator as well as a brilliant soldier, whose reforms helped define the development of the modern state. His dazzling career, brought to a premature end on the battlefield of Lutzen when he was still well short of forty, is an obvious subject for treatment in the Profiles in Power series.Michael Roberts's magisterial two-volume study of Gustavus Adolphus was published by Longman in the 1950s. It is still the standard biography; but from the very outset its monumental scale put it beyond all but the most serious student of the age. In 1973, to meet the need for a concise account of the subject designed for students and general readers, Professor Roberts published Gustavus Adolphus and the Rise of Sweden. It has itself been unavailable for some years, and the need for a short authoritative book in English on Gustavus Adolphus is again pressing. That earlier book now forms the basis of the present volume, and is issued under the Longman imprint for the first time.Professor Roberts has revised and expanded the text to take account of work that has appeared on the period since 1973, and to fit it to its new series context. The bibliography has been updated, enlarged and modified. Intended for those who don't read Swedish, it indicates the increasing number of Swedish-language works that are published with an English summary. The entire work has been redesigned and reset.Its essential purpose, however, remains as before: to make accessible to a non-specialist readership the large and complex fields of action in which Gustavus and his chancellor Oxenstierna played so conspicuous a part; and to bring them alive as human beings. In both these aims it triumphantly succeeds. Its appearance, reuniting Professor Roberts and Gustavus Adolphus (and, incidentally, Longman) for the first time in a generation, will be widely welcomed.
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Steelraven
No problems with delivery. Was a gift for my History obsessed son. He was very pleased. I based purchase on other people's reviews.
Llanonte
Michael Roberts is perhaps the leading authority on Swedish history today, and this book is extremely well written. The writing style is clear, detailed and easy to understand; one is not bogged down in a slough of meaningless facts. What is brilliant about this book as well, is that Roberts carefully places Sweden and the actions of Gustavus in context with the events happening in Europe. It covers every aspect of Gustavus Adolphus and his reign; there are in-depth chapters on Gustavus' foreign policy, the domestic and important military reform that he carried out, the king as a person etc. Roberts has also painstakingly gone through many Swedish primary sources as well; the book is written by a historian who has definitely done all the hard work to get the facts right, and more besides. This is a book I would recommend without hesitation to anyone studying Swedish history.
Shezokha
What can be said about Professor Michael Roberts that has not been said before?
The great British historian of the twentieth century.
Multi-lingual, with a diamond hard intellect, brilliant and glittering. A real tough nut.
He was unyielding in setting for himself the highest possible standards and he never really faltered.
Everything he wrote is a classic and he moulded an entire generation.
A great man.
Buy everything you can of his.