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Frost, Robert I.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 80 publications in 3 languages and 2,313 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Pictorial works  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: DL725.6, 940
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Most widely held works about Robert I Frost
 
Most widely held works by Robert I Frost
After the deluge : Poland-Lithuania and the Second Northern War, 1655-1660 by Robert Frost( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swedish invasion of 1655, known to Poles ever since as the 'Swedish Deluge', provoked the political and military collapse of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the second-largest state in Europe. Although the Swedes were ultimately driven out, the 'Swedish Deluge' proved to be a crucial turning-point in Polish history. The Commonwealth, dominant in eastern and northern Europe in the sixteenth century, never recovered from the blows inflicted during the Second Northern War (1655-1660). In the eighteenth century it was the plaything of its neighbours, and its political system was the laughing-stock of Europe. By 1795 it had been partitioned out of existence. War has long been seen as crucial to the development of more effective systems of government in Europe during the seventeenth century, but studies usually concentrate on states which responded successfully to the challenges. Much can be learned from those that failed; none failed more dramatically than Poland-Lithuania. Robert Frost examines the reasons for Poland's fall and the conduct of the war by the Polish government, and addresses the crucial question of why, despite widespread recognition of the shortcomings of the political system, subsequent attempts to reform should have failed. The paucity hitherto of English-language material on the Second Northern War means that After the Deluge will appeal to a broad audience among political, diplomatic and military historians of Poland, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia and early modern Europe in general
The northern wars : war, state, and society in northeastern Europe, 1558-1721 by Robert Frost( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Northern Wars examines a period of critical importance for the history of eastern and northern Europe. It provides an accessible analysis of the neglected but highly important series of wars fought between 1558 and 1721 for control of the Baltic and for hegemony in northeastern Europe. At the beginning of the period Sweden and Poland were the dominant powers of northern Europe, by the end they were both in eclipse and Russia and Prussia were the new international superpowers, dominating the stage." "This book argues that the conditions and demands of war in northeastern Europe were different to those of western Europe, and challenges the common assumption that warfare in eastern Europe was resistant to change." "Thoroughly comparative, it examines the impact of the war on the very different social and political systems of Sweden, Denmark, Poland-Lithuania and Russia and explains why Russia emerged victorious from the wars. It also questions the traditional accounts of important figures such as Peter the Great and Gustav Adolf." "The Northern Wars is based on extensive primary and secondary material in several languages, containing much material that is unfamiliar in English. It is an important contribution to the debate on the relationship between military change and political development in early modern Europe and will be of use to all students of the period."--Jacket
Institutional culture in early modern society( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume take a look at the history of institutions in the early modern world. Casting a broad look across a variety of institutions, from missionary societies to guilds, from lawcourts to academics, and exploring institutions across western Europe and Britain, the volume as a whole invites a newly comparative understanding of the nature of formal institutions in the period. By envisaging disparate institutions as having, to some degree, similar self-perceptions, strategies, and rituals, these essays begin to build up a picture of how early modern institutions functioned overall. The book will appeal to anyone interested in the social and cultural history of early modern communities, as well as offering insights into the relationship of institutions and the developing state."--Jacket
Victorian and Edwardian Staffordshire from old photographs by Pamela Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of Poland-Lithuania by Robert Frost( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of eastern European is dominated by the story of the rise of the Russian empire, yet Russia only emerged as a major power after 1700. For 300 years the greatest power in Eastern Europe was the union between the kingdom of Poland and the grand duchy of Lithuania, one of the longest-lasting political unions in European history. Yet because it ended in the late-eighteenth century in what are misleadingly termed the Partitions of Poland, it barely features in standard accounts of European history. This book tells the story of the formation of a consensual, decentralised, multinational, and religiously plural state built from below as much as above, that was founded by peaceful negotiation, not war and conquest. From its inception in 1385-6, a vision of political union was developed that proved attractive to Poles, Lithuanians, Ruthenians, and Germans, a union which was extended to include Prussia in the 1450s and Livonia in the 1560s. Despite the often bitter disagreements over the nature of the union, these were nevertheless overcome by a republican vision of a union of peoples in one political community of citizens under an elected monarch. Robert Frost challenges interpretations of the union informed by the idea that the emergence of the sovereign nation state represents the essence of political modernity, and presents the Polish-Lithuanian union as a case study of a composite state
In their own voices a century of recorded poetry by Rebekah Presson Mosby( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets read their own work, recorded at various times and places
The Oxford history of Poland-Lithuania by Robert Frost( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of eastern European is dominated by the story of the rise of the Russian empire, yet Russia only emerged as a major power after 1700. For 300 years the greatest power in Eastern Europe was the union between the kingdom of Poland and the grand duchy of Lithuania, one of the longest-lasting political unions in European history. Yet because it ended in the late-eighteenth century in what are misleadingly termed the Partitions of Poland, it barely features in standard accounts of European history. This book tells the story of the formation of a consensual, decentralised, multinational, and religiously plural state built from below as much as above, that was founded by peaceful negotiation, not war and conquest. From its inception in 1385-6, a vision of political union was developed that proved attractive to Poles, Lithuanians, Ruthenians, and Germans, a union which was extended to include Prussia in the 1450s and Livonia in the 1560s. Despite the often bitter disagreements over the nature of the union, these were nevertheless overcome by a republican vision of a union of peoples in one political community of citizens under an elected monarch. Robert Frost challenges interpretations of the union informed by the idea that the emergence of the sovereign nation state represents the essence of political modernity, and presents the Polish-Lithuanian union as a case study of a composite state
Two songs for low voice and piano by John Musto( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Northern War and Estonia : the trials of Dorpat, 1700-1708 by Margus Laidre( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events of the Great Northern War in the territory of Estonia as seen from the point of view of one city, Dorpat (Tartu). The events are discussed in the wider context of the history of Northern Europe, supplying ostensibly local affairs with an international background and framework
Regaliści bez regalizmu? : dwór królewski a szlachta w czasach Wazów by Robert Frost( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disorderly liberty : the political culture of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the eighteenth century by Jerzy Lukowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lukowski considers how the republican ideals and the political culture of the ruling classes of the 18th-century Lithuanian Commonwealth remain a part of the historical legacy of what is today Poland, Lithuania, the Ukraine and Belarus
Poltava 1709 : the battle and the myth by Serhii Plokhy( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After the deluge : Poland and the Second Northern War, 1655-1660 by Robert Frost( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The European nobility 1400-1800: new approaches to European history by Robert Frost( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Oxford history of Poland-Lithuania by Robert Frost( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This volume tells the story of the formation of the Polish-Lithuanian union: a consensual, decentralised, multinational, and religiously plural state built from below as much as from above, that was founded by peaceful negotiation, not war and conquest
Pirmasis Lietuvos Statutas( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Institutional culture in early modern society( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Northern Wars by Robert Frost( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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After the deluge : Poland-Lithuania and the Second Northern War, 1655-1660
Alternative Names
Frost, R. I.

Frost, Robert.

Frost, Robert, 1960-

Robert I. Frost British historian

Languages
English (78)

Latin (1)

Polish (1)

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The northern wars : war, state, and society in northeastern Europe, 1558-1721Institutional culture in early modern societyIn their own voices a century of recorded poetryInstitutional culture in early modern society