The Story Of War: Church And Propaganda In France And Sweden 1610?1710 by Anna Maria ForssbergThe Story Of War: Church And Propaganda In France And Sweden 1610?1710 by Anna Maria Forssberg

The Story Of War: Church And Propaganda In France And Sweden 1610?1710

byAnna Maria Forssberg

Hardcover | March 6, 2017

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”O God we thank thee” was sung in the churches of France and Sweden after military victories in the seventeenth century. To celebrate Thanksgiving was a way of thanking God, but also a way for the rulers to legitimize the ever ongoing wars. For the inhabitants it was both an occasion for festivity and a way of getting information about what happened in the battlefield. Yet the image given was selective. Bloody defeats and uneventful everyday life was replaced by spectacular victories and royal glory. Even though the rituals in the two countries were similar in some ways, there were also substantial differences. The propaganda formulated a narrative about what war actually was, and what role the rulers and their subjects should play. In the crisis of 1709 this narrative was profoundly challenged. The book investigates how war events were communicated to the inhabitants of France and Sweden in the seventeenth century by the Church, and especially through days of thanksgiving (called Te Deum in France).
Anna Maria Forssberg is a Swedish historian specialized in the European early modern history. He PhD thesis from 2005 treated domestic war propaganda in Sweden 1655–1680. Recently she has been working on the role of the church and the conception of war in France and Sweden. She is a senior curator in the Army Museum of Stockholm and ha...
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Title:The Story Of War: Church And Propaganda In France And Sweden 1610?1710Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 5.75 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:March 6, 2017Publisher:Nordic Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9188168662

ISBN - 13:9789188168665

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