Personal Agency at the Swedish Age of Greatness 1560-1720

Karonen, Petri; Hakanen, Marko
Title: Personal Agency at the Swedish Age of Greatness 1560-1720
Authors: Karonen, Petri (Editor)
Hakanen, Marko (Editor)
Product number: 9789522228826
Product form: Paperback
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Publ. product code: 1297243
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Fennica Historica 23
Edition: 2017
Publication year: 2017
Language: englanti
Pages: 304
Product family: History
Studia Fennica Historica
Library classification: 93.1 Ruotsi
National Library's descriptors: 1500-luku, 1600-luku, 1700-luku, historia, suurvalta-aika, toimijuus, Ruotsi
Personal Agency at the Swedish Age of Greatness 1560-1720 provides fresh insights into the state-building process in Sweden. During this transitional period, many far-reaching administrative reforms were carried out, and the Swedish state developed into a prime example of the "power-state".

In early modern studies, agency has long remained in the shadow of the study of structures and institutions. State building in Sweden was a more diversified and personalized process than has previously been assumed. Numerous individuals were also important actors in the process, and that development itself was not straightforward progression at the macro-level but was intertwined with lower-level actors.