This essay compares the monarchical systems of power in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe in the early modern period. It considers the similarities and differences between the political systems of Muscovy-Russia, Poland-Lithuania, Sweden and Denmark. It considers the role of elective and hereditary monarchy, draws a distinction between consensual and consultative political systems, and argues that there were real differences between the systems of absolute monarchy instituted in Denmark in 1660 and Sweden in 1680, and the autocratic system of government constructed in Muscovy-Russia.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume II: Cultures and Power|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2015|
- Absolute Monarchy
- Consensual Politics
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Robert Frost, FBA
- School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, History - Burnett Fletcher Chair of History