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Roberts, Michael 1908-1996

Overview
Works: 85 works in 515 publications in 2 languages and 9,795 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Compiler, Honoree, Other
Classifications: DL706, 948.502
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Most widely held works by Michael Roberts
The early Vasas: a history of Sweden 1523-1611 by Michael Roberts( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive history of sixteenth-century Sweden has remained a standard work for English-speaking historians since its publication in 1968. The book includes a full account of the reign of Gustav Vasa (1523-1960), one of the greatest rulers of his age, and of the half-century after his death which paved the way for Sweden's emergence as a great power
Essays in Swedish history by Michael Roberts( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustavus Adolphus; a history of Sweden, 1611-1632 by Michael Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swedish imperial experience, 1560-1718 by Michael Roberts( Book )

38 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Wiles Lectures for 1977 Professor Roberts examines some of the problems raised by Sweden's brief career as a great power, and seeks to answer some of the questions that flow from them. Were the underlying considerations which prompted the unexpected development geopolitical, or social, or economic? How was it possible to produce the financial resources and the manpower which the enterprise demanded? How far was seventeenth-century Sweden a militarized society? What importance had official propaganda and national myths? Did the consititutional situation help to make an expansionist foreign policy easier? The structure of the empire is next examined: its administration, the ties that held it together, the differing interests of the provinces, the varying responses of the metropolitan power was there, in fact, anything deserving the name of an imperial policy? How did the provinces view the Swedish connexion? In a final chapter the author tries to answer the question why, if Sweden could acquire an empire without undue strain, she could not retain it; why the collapse was so rapid and so total; and whether her career as a great power had real relevance to the country's subsequent history. On almost all these topics little information is available in English, and no comparable treatment of them on this scale exists in any language
Sweden as a great power, 1611-1697: government, society, foreign policy by Michael Roberts( Book )

17 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whig Party, 1807-1812 by Michael Roberts( Book )

28 editions published between 1939 and 1965 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweden's age of greatness, 1632-1718 by Michael Roberts( Book )

18 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustavus Adolphus and the rise of Sweden by Michael Roberts( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of liberty : Sweden, 1719-1772 by Michael Roberts( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After three-quarters of a century in which Sweden had been reckoned as one of the great powers of Europe, it fell almost overnight into the position of being one of the weakest. But if in international affairs this was a period of decrepitude, in domestic affairs it was a period of remarkable achievements. Between 1720 and 1772 Sweden had the most advanced constitution in Europe. Foreign observers regarded her as 'the freest country in the world'. To an analysis of the principles and practice of the constitution, and of the nature and functioning of Swedish parties, the central chapters of this book are devoted. The final chapter attempts to explain why it was that in 1772 Gustav III was so easily able to bring the Age of Liberty to an end, and why an egalitarian social revolution, which had seemed imminent, was temporarily aborted by his coup d'état
Historical studies : papers read before the ... Irish Conference of Historians by Irish Conference of Historians( )

in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1- made up of papers read at 2d- conference
Swedish diplomats at Cromwell's court, 1655-1656 : the missions of Peter Julius Coyet and Christer Bonde by Peter Julius Coyet( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British diplomacy and Swedish politics, 1758-1773 by Michael Roberts( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has three objectives; to shed light on the central issue in British foreign policy during a period inadequately explored by historians; to present, for the first time in English, an account of the dramatic last decade of Swedish?liberty? and it
From Oxenstierna to Charles XII : four studies by Michael Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectacular career of Gustav Adolf by no means established Sweden as a great power. In the four years after his death such a development became increasingly improbable. At Westphalia in 1648 the improbable became a fact; but the momentum of Swedish imperial expansion did not culminate until 1658, when Charles X imposed peace upon a prostrate Denmark. The core of this volume of four essays, by the doyen of historians of Sweden, lies in the two studies of the man who bestrode the summit. One, an examination (if Charles X's domestic policies and constitutional significance; the other, a discussion of the objectives of his foreign policy. Both are matters of controversy, and these studies attempt to assess the debate. Flanking these essays are a study of Oxenstierna's magnificent failure in Germany between 1633 and 1636, and an examination of the great controversy surrounding the death of Charles XII
Gustavus Adolphus by Michael Roberts( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustavus Adolphus (1594-l632, king of Sweden 1611-1632) was one of the dominant figures of the early seventeenth century. He made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe; was the champion of the northern Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War; and was a great administrator as well as a brilliant soldier, whose reforms helped define the development of the modern state. His dazzling career, brought to a premature end on the battlefield of Lutzen when he was still well short of forty, is an obvious subject for treatment in the Profiles in Power series. Michael Roberts's magisterial two-volume study of Gustavus Adolphus was published by Longman in the 1950s. It is still the standard biography; but from the very outset its monumental scale put it beyond all but the most serious student of the age. In 1973, to meet the need for a concise account of the subject designed for students and general readers, Professor Roberts published Gustavus Adolphus and the Rise of Sweden. It has itself been unavailable for some years, and the need for a short authoritative book in English on Gustavus Adolphus is again pressing. That earlier book now forms the basis of the present volume, and is issued under the Longman imprint for the first time. Professor Roberts has revised and expanded the text to take account of work that has appeared on the period since 1973, and to fit it to its new series context. The bibliography has been updated, enlarged and modified. Intended for those who don't read Swedish, it indicates the increasing number of Swedish-language works that are published with an English summary. The entire work has been redesigned and reset. Its essential purpose, however, remains as before: to make accessible to a non-specialist readership the large and complex fields of action in which Gustavus and his chancellor Oxenstierna played so conspicuous a part; and to bring them alive as human beings. In both these aims it triumphantly succeeds. Its appearance, reuniting Professor Roberts and Gustavus Adolphus (and, incidentally, Longman) for the first time in a generation, will be widely welcomed
The South African opposition, 1939-1945 : an essay in contemporary history by Michael Roberts( Book )

13 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On aristocratic constitutionalism in Swedish history, 1520-1720 by Michael Roberts( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long depression : how it happened, why it happened, and what happens next by Michael Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Setting out from an unapologetic Marxist perspective, The Long Depression argues that the global economy remains in the throes of a depression. Making the case that the profitability of capital is too low, and the debt built up before the Great Recession too high, leading radical economist Michael Roberts persuasively presents his case that this depression will persist until the profitability of capital is restored through yet another slump"--Provided by publisher
Splendid isolation, 1763-1780: the Stenton lecture, 1969 by Michael Roberts( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macartney in Russia by Michael Roberts( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays presented to Michael Roberts : sometime professor of modern history in the Queen's University of Belfast( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The age of liberty : Sweden, 1719-1772
Alternative Names
Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts englischer Historiker

Michael Roberts (historian) historicus uit Engeland (-)

Michael Roberts (historian) historicus uit Engeland (1908-1997)

Michael Roberts storico inglese

Robert, Michael 1938-

Roberts, Michael

Roberts, Michael, 1908-

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Languages
English (308)

Swedish (21)

Covers
The Swedish imperial experience, 1560-1718The age of liberty : Sweden, 1719-1772From Oxenstierna to Charles XII : four studiesGustavus Adolphus