Charles XII

Charles XII

Warrior King

For centuries, Charles XII has mainly been seen in the context of Sweden's national experience, yet his activities stretched across the European continent from Russia and Denmark to Germany, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, and the Ottoman Empire. Even the Dutch Republic, Britain, and France became involved diplomatically and economically.
Date Published :
May 2019
Publisher :
Karwansaray Publishers
Editor :
John Hattendorf, Åsa Karlsson, Augustus Veenendaal, Margriet Lacy-Bruijn, Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier
Language:
English
Series :
Protagonists of History in International Perspective
Illustration :
Full-color illustrations throughout.
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9789490258191
Pages : 456
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.5 inches
-
+
Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
$140.00

Overview
-

For centuries, Charles XII has mainly been seen in the context of Sweden’s national experience, yet his activities stretched across the European continent from Russia and Denmark to Germany, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, and the Ottoman Empire. Even the Dutch Republic, Britain, and France became involved diplomatically and economically. In this volume, 20 scholars from 12 different countries contribute to creating a broader perspective on Charles XII and the Great Northern War in European history. The contributors to this volume expand the scope of international research on Charles XII and his time by examining not only his victories and defeats but the king’s impact in other areas as well.

About The Author
-

John B. Hattendorf (1941) has been the Ernest J. King professor of maritime history at the U.S. Naval War College since 1984. In addition to his many contributions to maritime history, he has published a number of articles on early 18th century history.

Augustus J. Veenendaal (1940) earned his PhD at Radboud University Nijmegen in 1976. He retired in 2005 as senior research historian from the Institute of Netherlands History at The Hague, where he edited the correspondence of Grand Pensionary Anthonie Heinsius.

Margriet Lacy-Bruijn (1943) is a native of the Netherlands but has spent most of her adult life in the United States. After studying at the Sorbonne and the University of Strasbourg and after earning degrees in French literature and lingustics at the University of Amsterdam, she completed her PhD in French literature at the university of Kansas in 1972. In addition to her work on the 18th-century French novel, she has published widely on Belle van Zuylen/Madame de Charrière. She was professor of French, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, and associate vice president for instruction at North Dakota State University before holding similar positions at Butler University, where she retired in 2004.

Rolof earned a LLM degree and a MA degree from the University of Leiden. He also received a degree in comparative law (MCL) from Columbia University. He has spent the last forty years practicing law in The Netherlands Antilles, Rotterdam and Jakarta. Driven by his life-long passion for history, he founded Karwansaray Publishers in 2007, a company dedicated to promoting and sharing a multi-faceted view of history that corsses cultural and political boundries.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
-

The Great Northern War (1700-21) and the Integration of the European States System (Hamish Scott, The United Kingdom)

Charles XII: A biographical sketch (Åsa Karlsson, Sweden)

Charles XII as a Protagonist in International Perspective: An Overview (John B. Hattendorf, United States of America)

Swedish Grand Strategy and Foreign Policy, 1697-1721 (Gunnar Åselius, Sweden)

Charles XII’s Armies in the Field (Christer Kuvaja, Finland)

Swedish Naval Power and Naval Operations, 1697-1721 (Lars Ericson Wolke, Sweden)

The Absent King and Swedes at Home (Marie Lennersand, Sweden)

The Impact of the Great Northern War on Trade Relations with the Baltic (Werner Scheltjens, Germany)

British Policy towards Sweden, Charles XII, and the Great Northern War, 1697-1723 (John B. Hattendorf, United States of America)

How to Handle a Warrior King: The States General and Its Policies in Regard to Charles XII of Sweden(Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., the Netherlands)

The French View of Charles XII: The King, the Soldier, the Man (Eric Schnakenbourg, France)

‘The Mad Swede’: The Habsburg Monarchy and Charles XII (Michael Hochedlinger, Austria)

Charles XII at the Centre of Swedish-Ottoman Diplomacy (Bülent Ari and Alptuğ Güney, Turkey)

Warmonger or Benefactor? Charles XII and the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway (Knud J.V. Jespersen, Denmark)

A Polish View of Charles XII and the Great Northern War (Gabriela Majewska, Poland)

Russian Views of Charles XII (Pavel A. Krotov, Russian Federation)

Brandenburg-Prussia and the Northern German States (Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Frey, United States of America)

Charles XII: A King of Many Faces (Inga Lena Ångström Grandien, Sweden)

A Literary Charles XII (Nils Ekedahl, Sweden)

More from this publisher