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Northern Wars
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1. The Northern Seven Years’ War (1563–1570)

The prolonged and sometimes simultaneous wars fought by Sweden against Poland and Russia in the 16th and 17th centuries, in which German territories and Denmark sometimes took part, and which primarily revolved around the conquest and control of the Baltic coasts and hinterland, included a number of individual confli…

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Busch, Michael, “Northern Wars”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024836>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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