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Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
xxiv, 281 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

"In the last decades of the seventeenth century Swedish king Charles XI, launched a remarkable bid to stabilize and secure Sweden's position as a major power in northern Europe and as master of the Baltic Sea. This project, which is almost unknown to students of history outside Sweden, involved a comprehensive overhaul of the government and institutions of the kingdom, on the basis of establishing Sweden as a model of absolute monarchy. This book gives an account of what was achieved under the direction of a distinctly unglamorous, but pious and conscientious ruler who was convinced of his Christian duty to secure the welfare of his kingdom and the subjects God had placed in his care."--Jacket.


Charles XI and Swedish absolutism / A.F. Upton.
Upton, Anthony F.
Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
948.50344 U71 23
U71
Charles XI, King of Sweden, 1655-1697.
Charles XI (roi de Suède ; 1655-1697) ram
Monarchie absolue. ram
Sweden -- Politics and government -- 1660-1697.
Suède -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1660-1697. ram
xxiv, 281 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
0521573904
9780521573900
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