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The Early Vasas
A History of Sweden 1523–1611

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  • Date Published: August 1986
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521311823

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  • This comprehensive history of sixteenth-century Sweden has remained a standard work for English-speaking historians since its publication in 1968. It is now available in paperback for the first time. The book includes a full account of the reign of Gustav Vasa (1523–60), one of the greatest rulers of his age, and of the half-century after his death that paved the way for Sweden's emergence as a great power. Professor Roberts provides an account of the course of the Swedish Reformation: he analyses those trans-Baltic entanglements which were to assume such importance, both for Sweden and for Europe, in the next century; and he pays particular attention to the constitutional controversies which reached their climax, though not their end, with the deposition of King Sigismund and the 'Bloodbath of Linköping'.

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    • Date Published: August 1986
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521311823
    • length: 532 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Glossary
    1. Introduction: Then end of the union of Kalmar
    2. Gustav Vasa
    3. Erik XIV
    4. Johan III
    5. The revolution, 1592-1600
    Karl IX
    7. Conclusion
    Genealogical tree
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Michael Roberts

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