Search for dissertations about: "early modern period"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 89 swedish dissertations containing the words early modern period.

  1. 1. In the Shadows of Poland and Russia : The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Sweden in the European Crisis of the mid-17th century

    Author : Andrej Kotljarchuk; David Gaunt; Robert I Frost; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Swedish-Lithuanian Relations; Grand Duchy of Lithuania; Second Northern War; Swedish-Ukrainian Diplomacy; Swedish-Russian Diplomacy; Protestantism in Lithuania and Belarus; History; Historia;

    Abstract : This book examines and analyses the Union between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Sweden signed in 1655 at Kėdainiai and the political crisis that followed. The union was a result of strong separatist dreams among the Lithuanian-Ruthenian Protestant elite led by the Radziwiłł family, and if implemented it would radically change the balance of power in the Baltic Sea region. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Medal in Early Modern Sweden : Significances and Practices

    Author : Ylva Haidenthaller; Avdelningen för konsthistoria och visuella studier; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Medals; medal art; Sweden; early modern period; visual culture; materiality; art anthropology; visual media; gift giving; memoria; numismatics; self-fashioning; uses of art;

    Abstract : This thesis analyses medals issued between 1560 and 1792 in Sweden and studies the practices and roles related to these objects. It aims to contribute to the understanding of the varying uses and functions of early modern medals by applying a long-term perspective that connects Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical medals. READ MORE

  3. 3. Dutch experts in the early modern Swedish state : Employment strategies and knowledge building, 1560–1670

    Author : Håkan Jakobsson; Leif Runefelt; Mats Hallenberg; Peter Lindström; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; administration; change agents; commerce; competence; diplomacy; Dutch; early modern state; expertise; fishing; institutional memory; knowledge; shipbuilding; the Dutch Republic; trade; History; historia;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates the role played by Dutch experts in various enterprises and organisations managed or administered by the early modern Swedish state. The work demonstrates how and why Dutch experts were introduced to Sweden, in what manner they were employed by the Swedish state and how their knowledge was utilised in state-controlled organisations. READ MORE

  4. 4. Second Person Singular Pronouns in Early Modern English Dialogues 1560-1760

    Author : Terry Walker; Merja Kytö; Ulrich Busse; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; thou; you; variation; Early Modern English; speech-related genres; extra-linguistic factors; linguistic factors; macro-analysis; micro-analysis; corpus linguistics; historical pragmatics; historical sociolinguistics; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a corpus-based investigation examining thou and you from 1560 to 1760 in three speech-related genres: Trials, Depositions, and Drama Comedy. Previous research has focused on Drama Comedy; especially little attention has been paid to Depositions. READ MORE

  5. 5. A Matter of Amusement : The Material Culture of Philipp Hainhofer’s Games in Early Modern Princely Collections

    Author : Greger Sundin; Johan Eriksson; Johan Cederlund; Lars Ljungström; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philipp Hainhofer; Augsburg; Kunstkammer; art cabinet; material culture studies; late Renaissance games; early modern games; boardgames; card games; Ulrich Baumgartner; Gustavus Adolfus art cabinet; Pomeranian art cabinet; games casket; Duke August II of Brunswick-Lüneburg; Gustavus Selenus; Konstvetenskap; History of Art;

    Abstract : Games were important to the Augsburg art agent Philipp Hainhofer (1578-1647), and this ludic category was included in most of his art cabinets, procured over period of thirty years during the first half of the seventeenth century. It offered amusement (Kurzweil) as part of an overall ambition for the cabinets to be of service and use (“nutzen vnd dienst”). READ MORE