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Ofredsår - om den svenska stormaktstiden och en man i dess mitt

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  130 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, 631 pages
Published 1993 by Atlantis
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Henrik Emilsson
Förmodligen den bästa boken om det trettioåriga kriget från ett svenskt perspektiv. Men visst saknas balans. Vad det tyska riket, habsburgarna, påven, fransmännen osv. tyckte och tänkte lämnas utanför.
Patrik Kullebjörk
After I read the first chapter, I was a bit worried. Englund starts the book with a fairly detailed account of the Battle of Warsaw in 1656. And I feared that the rest of the book would be much of the same. Thankfully Englund doesn’t limit his scope to warfare in the 17th century, and between descriptions of battles during the Thirty Years' War, he focuses on the political, economic and social transformations of the period. When Englund muses on the Swedish educational system or the troubles of ...more
Peter Englund takes us to XVII century, his incredible knowledge and attention to details reminds me of Barbara Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror".

This books offers us, XVII customs, perspective of the man who lived during this time. Atrocities of the war, Historical Battles, Stories of interesting people, Famous 30 years War, Politics, Sweden colonist in America and much much more.

I don't think this one is translated to's a shame!
This is even better that the other Englund-book that I reviewed...I'd give this one 6 stars!

Fantastic descriptions of life and war in 17th century Europe based mostly on letters and eye-witness reports from the time.
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Peter Englund (born April 4, 1957 in Boden) is a Swedish author and historian, and a member of the Swedish Academy since 2002.

Englund was born into a military family in Boden and studied caretaking for two years and then humanistic subjects for another two years in secondary school. He was then conscripted and served 15 months in the Swedish Army at the Norrbotten Regiment located in Boden. He was
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