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Lilian12 Mar 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

for next winter…

The Scanian War between Sweden and Denmark 1675-1679

Helion and Company
15th December 2018 Paperback 248mm x 180mm 124 pages extensive map section, 16pp colour section
180 ills total including 14 colour artworks, 7 b/w artworks, 159 b/w & colour drawings, maps, prints, paintings and photos

The book describes and analyses the Scanian War, which was fought from 1675 to 1679 between, on one side, primarily Brandenburg and Denmark–Norway and, on the other, Sweden. The war was mainly fought in Scania, the former Danish lands along the border with Sweden, and in northern Germany. The Danish objective was to retrieve Scania which, a generation earlier, had been captured by Sweden and ceded by Denmark. However, the Danish invasion of Scania was defeated by the young Swedish King Charles XI. Although the Danish fleet was victorious at sea, and an alliance headed by Brandenburg defeated the Swedes in Germany, the subsequent peace negotiations resulted in no major territorial changes. Danish partisans continued guerrilla operations in Scania for years, yet the former Danish territories remained in Swedish hands. The Scanian War was bloody, even by contemporary standards, and from a military point of view, quite inconclusive. Yet, Sweden's experiences in the Scanian War laid the foundation for the first substantial reform of the Swedish army since the Thirty Years' War. Based on what he had learnt, King Charles XI restructured the Swedish army and established a comprehensive military system that enabled Sweden to repeatedly mobilise trained armies during the even more devastating Great Northern War (1700-1721) which followed a generation later. Moreover, several recent archaeological excavations have increased our knowledge of the Scanian War, as well as the conditions of late seventeenth-century battles. The book describes the war and its results, and summarises the archaeological findings.

timurilank12 Mar 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

This would be a welcome addition to the library.

dbf167612 Mar 2018 12:29 p.m. PST

Definitely want this. Hope the publishing date holds true.

clibinarium13 Mar 2018 1:27 a.m. PST

Might slip a month or two, but I am happy to wait. Helion are putting out some really interesting books for this period.

Lilian20 Sep 2018 5:15 a.m. PST

It seems that the book will not be avalaible for next Christmas as suggested by the initial publication date but april 2019 according to Charles Singleton from Helion & Company

HillervonGaertringen Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2018 11:33 a.m. PST

thanks all for the very positive feedback- I can confirm the book will be out I hope before Salute in April next year.

The Century of the Soldier series will be publishing books on the battles of Cheriton, Killiecrankie, Roundaway Down, the 2nd Anglo- Dutch War, the Cretan War and the siege of Narva in 1704. Also expect a book on the armies and enemies of Louise XIV too.

We have a scheduled 15 books out in the series next year
best wishes
Charles Singleton
Editor, Century of the Soldier

Charaina21 Sep 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

An impressive list of titles! Any info on when the Cretan War book will be published? Always looking for more info n the Ottomans…

HillervonGaertringen Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Sep 2018 8:42 a.m. PST

Bruno Mugnai's Cretan War will be going to the printers shortly.

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