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The Northern Wars: War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558 - 1721 (Modern Wars In Perspective) by [Frost, Robert I.]
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Language: English

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Winner of the Early Slavic Studies Association (ESSA) 2005 Distinguished Scholarship Award

"a rare and remarkable synthetic historical work"

Professor C. M. Vakareliyska, ESSA

"This important book throws light on some very dark places in European history"

Times Literary Supplement 

"a powerfully-argued contribution to the historiography on the evolution of the military state...truly sets an impressive standard"

Slavonic & East European Review 

"Another volume in a truly splendid series -Modern Wars in perspective- whose serious format and price are pitched at history students but should not put off the intelligent general reader."

BBC History 

"a magnificent achievement, learned, perspicacious and outstanding contribution"

War in History 

"It is an eminently readable, remarkably well-crafted, balanced, and above all else, a most provocative analysis of one of the central processes in the formation of modern Europe"

J.T. Koitlaine, Harvard University

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 This book provides an accessible study of the neglected but highly important series of wars fought for control of the Baltic and Northeastern Europe during the period 1558-1721. It is the first comprehensive history which considers the revolution in military strategy which took place in the battlefields of Eastern Europe. Robert Frost examines the impact of war on the very different social and political systems of Sweden, Denmark, Poland-Lithuania and Russia and he explains why it was Russia that emerged victorious from these wars. Based on extensive primary and secondary research (including much material that is unfamiliar in English) this book makes an important contribution to the debate on military change and political development in early modern Europe.

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  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (25 September 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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3.0 out of 5 starsAn erudite collection of essays.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVery academic, recommended for those who already have a strong knowledge of the time period
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Paul M Conlin
5.0 out of 5 starsForeshadows WWII
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4.0 out of 5 starsVery Thorough, a bit dense.
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Gregory Ticker
3.0 out of 5 starsAuthor definitely influenced by the Polish outlook on the conflict.
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