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Karl XII: en biografi

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Karl XII är den första svenska biografin sedan 1930-talet och under de 70 år som gått sedan dess har mycket hunnit hända inom forskningen. Historikern och läraren Bengt Liljegren, författare till Karl XII, tillhör en av Sveriges mest insatta historiker i ämnet.

Vi följer Karl från barndomen, under de vilda ungdomsåren och vidare ut på slagfälten i Europa. Men – det här är i
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Hardcover, 442 pages
Published 2000 by Historiska Media
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Robin Wemmenlöv
Jan 08, 2014 Robin Wemmenlöv rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Interested in history.
Recommended to Robin by: Nobody.
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A biography over Karl XII life — from beginning to end; first steps to his last; from raise to fall. The death of an empire that was intrinsically linked to Karl XII's ambitions and actions during his life. A complex web of intrigues and aspirations of empires and kingdoms, existing well before Karl XII's birth, that, subsequently became his bequest to ply his will on, for or against.
Written by Bengt Liljegren: a bringing together of historical documents such as personal letters, accounts wri
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Magnus Stenqvist
An interesting portrayal of a king with supreme power, Charles XII and also the story on how the Swedish empire came to an end. There is a lot of battle descriptions in this book, with its tactical descriptions and how the all the crusades and missions went along, and that is fine(!), but I mostly enjoyed the small details (they were many in this book) that described the laws, how people lived and the ridiculous punishments that was the everyday trade.

The author had a fine balance between the d
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