Item description for Frederik II and the Protestant Cause: Denmark's Role in the Wars of Religion, 1559-1596 (The Northern World, V. 10) by Paul Douglas Lockhart...
This book considers the role played by Denmarks King Frederik II (1559-88) in the international diplomacy of the 'age of religious wars'. As Europes leading Lutheran sovereign, Frederik commanded great influence; his conviction that an international Catholic 'conspiracy' threatened to destroy Protestantism led him to work towards the creation of a Protestant alliance that included both Calvinist and Lutheran states.
Lockhart examines the role of religion in Frederiks foreign policy, the motivations behind the kings alliance-building projects, and the reasons behind the ultimate failure of Frederiks policies.
This volume will be of interest to students of early modern diplomacy, sixteenth-century Protestantism, and the Scandinavian monarchies in the early modern period.
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