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The Forgotten Union : Scandinavian dynastic and territorial politics in the 14th century and the Norwegian-Swedish connection

Gustafsson, Harald LU (2017) In Scandinavian Journal of History 42(5). p.560-582
Abstract
The personal union between Norway and Sweden, established in 1319, has received little interest by historians, and is usually seen as terminated in 1363, if not earlier. But it was, in fact, an important factor in Scandinavian politics all the way until the establishment of the Kalmar Union under Queen Margrete in 1389. Important parts of western Sweden stayed in the union with Norway, which gave the now Norwegian-based old Swedish dynasty an important bridge-head and opened for contacts between Margrete and Swedish oppositionals. The territorial uncertainty along the western Swedish border also played a part when the Swedish lords opted for a union with Denmark and Norway.
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medieval history, Norway, Sweden, Dynasty, State territory, State formation, Kalmar Union, Norway, Sweden, Middle Ages
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Scandinavian Journal of History
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42
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5
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560 - 582
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Routledge
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  • scopus:85029677676
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1502-7716
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10.1080/03468755.2017.1374028
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English
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  author       = {Gustafsson, Harald},
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  keyword      = {medieval history, Norway, Sweden, Dynasty, State territory,State formation,Kalmar Union,Norway,Sweden,Middle Ages},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {560--582},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of History},
  title        = {The Forgotten Union : Scandinavian dynastic and territorial politics in the 14th century and the Norwegian-Swedish connection},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2017.1374028},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2017},
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