Neutral före neutraliteten: svensk sjöfart i krigens skugga, cirka 1650–1800

Translated title of the contribution: Neutral before neutrality: Swedish shipping in the shadow of war, c.1650-1800

Steve Murdoch, Leos Müller

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This chapter reviews the strategy of neutrality developed by Sweden during times of war between the great European powers. Although the later league of armed neutrality of the 18th century is well known, this chapter demonstrates that Sweden had long developed responses to the predation of her shipping. Reviewing the various conflicts and Swedish responses to them shows the effectiveness of Swedish neutrality in protecting her commerce. Based on original research, this chapter contributes significantly to the growing literature on neutrality during times of war.
Translated title of the contributionNeutral before neutrality: Swedish shipping in the shadow of war, c.1650-1800
Original languageOther
Title of host publicationAngöringar - berättelser och kunskap från havet
Subtitle of host publicationEn antologi med artiklar av forskare knutna till Centrum för maritima studier och Statens maritima museer
EditorsLeos Müller, Simon Ekström
Place of PublicationStockholm
PublisherMakadam förlag
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9789170612367
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Maritime
  • Maritime History, Early Modern History, Scottish History
  • history
  • Legal History
  • Maritime Law
  • Swedish History
  • Early Modern History
  • European History

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