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By Paul Douglas Lockhart

one of many greatest states in Europe and the best of the Protestant powers, Denmark within the 16th and 17th centuries used to be on the peak of its impact. Embracing Norway, Iceland, parts of southern Sweden and northerly Germany, the Danish monarchy ruled the important Baltic alternate. notwithstanding, its geopolitical significance a ways surpassed 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 most recent study from Danish and different Scandinavian students Lockhart makes a speciality of key concerns, from the dynamic function of the Oldenburg monarchy in bringing approximately Denmark's 'European integration', to the impression 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 commonly contentious-Norwegian, Icelandic, and
German minorities. Denmark's participation in overseas 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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