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HISEP3 Rise of the Great Northern Powers 4 ECTS
Organised by
Nordic Perspective on European History

Learning outcomes

The aim is that the student will have a general picture of the formation processes of the northern countries and societies, and their international links.


The unit explores the Swedish and Russian contest for supremacy in the Baltic region in the 17th and 18th centuries, the position of the Baltic provinces and Finland, their participation in the emerging world economy, and the different ways of organising societies in the region.

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Course material for book examinations and/or as written assignments:

Please choose two of the following:
Kirby, David & Hinkkanen, Merja-Liisa, The Baltic and the North Seas (2000).
Thaden, Edward C., Russia’s Western Borderlands 1710—1980 (1984).
Palmer, Alan, Northern Shores. A History of the Baltic Sea and its Peoples (2005).

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Nordic Perspective on European History (Nordic Perspective on European History)
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities