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Denmark, 1513–1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy

Paul Douglas Lockhart


One of the largest states in Europe and the greatest of the Protestant powers, Denmark, in the 16th and 17th centuries was at the height of its influence. Embracing Norway, Iceland, portions of southern Sweden, and northern Germany, the Danish monarchy dominated the vital Baltic trade. However, its geopolitical importance far exceeded its modest resources. This book examines the short and perhaps unlikely career of Denmark as the major power of northern Europe, exploring its rise to the forefront of European affairs and its subsequent decline in fortunes following its disastrous involvement in ... More

Keywords: Baltic region, northern Europe, Thirty Years' War, Oldenburg monarchy, Protestant Reformation, international politics, commerce, Sweden

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271214
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271214.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Douglas Lockhart, author
Professor of History, Wright State University, USA.
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