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By Paul Douglas Lockhart

one of many biggest states in Europe and the best of the Protestant powers, Denmark within the 16th and 17th centuries was once on the top of its effect. Embracing Norway, Iceland, parts of southern Sweden and northern Germany, the Danish monarchy ruled the very important Baltic exchange. despite the fact that, its geopolitical value some distance handed its modest assets. Paul Douglas Lockhart examines the quick and maybe not going profession of Denmark because the significant strength of
northern Europe, exploring its upward thrust to the vanguard of ecu affairs and its next decline in fortunes following its disastrous involvement within the Thirty Years' War.

Using the newest learn from Danish and different Scandinavian students Lockhart makes a speciality of key matters, from the dynamic function of the Oldenburg monarchy in bringing approximately Denmark's 'European integration', to the influence of the Protestant Reformation on Danish tradition. The multi-national personality of the Danish monarchy is explored in-depth, specifically how the Oldenburg kings of Denmark sought to set up their authority over their sizable-and generally contentious-Norwegian, Icelandic, and
German minorities. Denmark's participation in foreign politics and trade is usually investigated, in addition to the ability fight among Denmark and its rival Sweden over Baltic dominion, and the Danes' special approach to inner governance.

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