The Battle That Shook Europe

Swedish historian Peter Englund's vivid account of the three violent days of battle is an internationally acclaimed classic of military history, admired by scholars and the lay reader alike.

Author: Peter Englund

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1780764766

Category: History

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'This victory', exulted Peter the Great, 'has laid the final stone in the foundations of St Petersburg!' The Battle of Poltava, 1709, marks the birth of the Tsar's vast Russian Empire. In 1700, seeking to open Russian trade routes to the West, the Tsar combined with Denmark, Saxony and Poland to attack Swedish hegemony in the North. Against the odds, King Charles XII of Sweden subdued the hostile coalition for nearly a decade, but in 1708 took his fatal decision to march for Moscow. His defeat at Poltava, in the Ukraine, proved the turning-point of the Great Northern War, heralding the collapse of the Swedish Empire and the rise of Russia, the effects of which would be felt for almost three hundred years. Swedish historian Peter Englund's vivid account of the three violent days of battle is an internationally acclaimed classic of military history, admired by scholars and the lay reader alike.
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The Poets and Poetry of Europe

The banners glittered In hopes of battle ; Slaughter shook the proud . He bade his
warlike band Bear them boldly , The firm body . The enemy saw With hostile eyes
The coming of the natives : About him moved Fearless warriors . The hoar ...

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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ISBN: MINN:319510024080538

Category: English poetry

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Empire and Military Revolution in Eastern Europe

136Englund, The Battle That Shook Europe, pp. 86–7; Baiov, Istoriia russkogo
voennogo iskusstva I, pp. 306–8; Mackiw, “The Swedish Invasion Into Ukraine,” p
. 223. Kolosov counts the Russian artillery at Poltava as 102 guns (32 field guns,
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Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441162380

Category: History

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In terms of resource mobilization and devastation the wars between Russia, the Crimean Khanate and the Ottoman Empire were some of the largest of the 18th century, and had enormous consequences for the balance of power in Eastern Europe. Brian Davies examines how these conflicts characterized the course of Russian military development in response to Ottoman and Crimean Tatar threats and to determine under what circumstances and in what ways Russian military power experienced a "revolution" awarding it clear preponderance over the Ottoman-Crimean system. A central part of Davies' argument is that identifying and explaining a Military Revolution must involve examining the role of factors not purely military. One must look not only at new military technology, new force and command structure, new tactical thinking, and new recruitment and military finance practices but also consider the impact of larger demographic, economic, and sociopolitical changes.
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Boston Monthly Magazine

With “ An Historical Preface , or Memoir of the Battle at Piggwacket . ” While the
great battles which have shook Europe to its centre , for thirty years past , are fast
fading from our recollections , the early struggles of our ancestors are coming into
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Author: Samuel Lorenzo Knapp

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ISBN: CHI:16543047

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Pen Pictures of Europe

Hofer conquered in every battle , and when Vienna surrendered he would not
believe it , but kept on fighting , and so was ... When the fall of Louis Philippe
shook Europe to its foundations , he was military commander in Milan , and not
only put ...

Author: Elizabeth Peake

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ISBN: WISC:89098855968

Category: Europe

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History of Europe

1813 . had been the consternation in that capital when the enemy's columns
were advanced almost to within sight of its steeples , and every house shook with
the discharges of their cannon . They remembered Jena and six years of
bondage ...

Author: Sir Archibald Alison

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ISBN: UCAL:$B740472

Category: Europe

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The Scented Isle

So Ponte - Nuovo was both the forerunner of that great series of battles which
shook Europe until the old Imperial Guard wavered and broke at Waterloo , and
for Corsica the end of a long history of unrest and bloodshed and the dawn of a
new ...

Author: Joseph Chiari

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ISBN: WISC:89088309265

Category: Corsica (France)

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Exodus of the Western Nations

CHAPTER garb , led the Christians to battle : they were amongst the most skilful
leaders ; soon they began to consider ... Spain was less disturbed than other
nations by questions which in the sixteenth century shook Europe to its centre .

Author: William Coutts Keppel (Earl of Albemarle.)

Publisher: London : R. Bentley

ISBN: OXFORD:N10591844

Category: Canada

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The New Monthly

The French revolution of 1830 came like a clap of thunder , and its report shook
Europe to its base . The court of St. James's , the nearest to France , and being ,
besides , that of the nation by whose power the devastating tide of the former ...

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ISBN: CHI:40574925

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The New Monthly Magazine

The French revolution of 1830 came like a clap of thunder , and its report shook
Europe to its base . The court of St. James's , the nearest to France , and being ,
besides , that of the nation by whose power the devastating tide of the former ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3010708

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History of Europe

The battle was thus to a certain degree restored ; but the superior numbers of the
French began gradually to tell in their favor , and Beresford made preparations
for a retreat . In this extremity , the firmness of one man changed the fate of the ...

Author: Archibald Alison

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ISBN: WISC:89094693793

Category: Europe

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Historical Dictionary of Sweden

Author: Irene Scobbie

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123289279

Category: History

Page: 317

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Once part of the Kalmar Union--along with Denmark and Norway--the Kingdom of Sweden broke free in order to govern itself in the early 1500s, and for more than a century afterwards it was a force to be reckoned with. At its peak, it was twice the size that it is today, but with the secession of Finland in 1809 and the rise of Russia, Sweden changed its path and instead turned toward neutrality and a peaceful existence. Today, Sweden boasts a healthy economy, and it is an important member of the European Union, as well a major contributor to international activities. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Sweden both updates and expands upon the previous edition. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, and institutions, this dictionary provides information ranging from politics to economics, from education to religion, and from music to literature.
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The Battle of France 1940

But when in 1936 he remilitarised the left bank of the Rhine , it was like a clap of
thunder which shook Europe . On the morning of March 7 a few battalions
stepped over the line marking the demilitarised zone . Only three of them thrust
deep ...

Author: Adolphe Goutard

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ISBN: IND:32000010037358

Category: World War, 1939-1945

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SCOTT (Copy 1): From the John Holmes Library collection.
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An Elementary Treatise on Advanced guard Out post and Detachment Service of Troops and the Manner of Posting and Handling Them in Presence of an Enemy

facts with a power that shook Europe to its centre , and caused her firmest
thrones to reel . 68. Napoleon appeared upon the scene at a moment the most
propitious for one of his gigantic powers . The elements were prepared , and
although ...

Author: Dennis Hart Mahan

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ISBN: NYPL:33433008595021

Category: Tactics

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The Continental Monthly

... when the time came , would ensue ; but if the North evades and shook Europe
with his victories . Not dallies , scores of generations must live and yet , ' says the
Christian , struggling die before America sees unbroken peace through trial and ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101064302928

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The Works of Shoshee Chunder Dutt The modern world

... —one of the most disastrous that ever afflicted any country , and which shook
Europe to its very extremities . The Protestants were assisted by Gustavus
Adolphus , king of Sweden , the greatest captain of the age , and the professed
enemy ...

Author: Shoshee Chunder Dutt

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ISBN: UCAL:B3058958

Category: History

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