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The Consolation of Soldiers. Religious life in the Swedish army during the Great Northern War

Gudmundsson, David LU (2014) In Scandinavian Journal of History 39:2. p.212-225
Abstract
It is commonly acknowledged that an elaborated military pastoral care provided a significant contribution to the efficiency of the Swedish army during the Great Northern War (1700–1721). Usually battle preparations and the chaplains’ efforts to instil morale and discipline among the soldiers are emphasized. In this article my aim is to provide a somewhat different idea on the nature of the religious life in the army of Charles XII. By focusing in turn on the chaplains’ duties, the military sermons, the hymns sung in the army and the soldiers’ reading of prayer books, I point at the similarities between military and civilian religious life in early 18th-century Sweden.
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Great Northern War, military pastoral care, chaplains, sermons, hymns, prayer books
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Scandinavian Journal of History
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39:2
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212 - 225
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Routledge
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1502-7716
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10.1080/03468755.2013.875059
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {212--225},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of History},
  title        = {The Consolation of Soldiers. Religious life in the Swedish army during the Great Northern War},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2013.875059},
  volume       = {39:2},
  year         = {2014},
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