Lord of the northern world, 1513-1523. Preliminary ; Christian II's other kingdom ; A conquest ; Hubris ; Insurrection ; The king's fall -- Successors, 1523-1533. The new men ; Brushfires ; Reform by indirection ; reform by decree ; The return of the king -- Civil war, 1533-1536. A republic of nobles ; Reactions ; The war of all against all ; The fall of Copenhagen -- The settlement, 1536-1545. A new order ; Under the crown of Denmark eternally ; Dilemmas of a very early modern state ; Supremacy and its discontents.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The turbulence of the Protestant Reformation marks a turning point in European history, but the Scandinavian contribution to this revolution is not well known outside the Northern world. Reforming the North focuses on twenty-five years (1520-1545 A.D.) of this history, during which Scandinavians terminated the medieval Union of Kalmar, toppled the Catholic Church, ended the commercial dominance of the German Hanse, and laid the foundations for centralized states on the ruins of old institutions and organizations."--[P.] 2, cover.