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Kronans unga gossar: Minderåriga befäl i Sveriges armé och flotta 1755
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Youth in the Crown's Service : Underage officers in the Swedish army and navy in the year 1755 (English)
Abstract [en]

The objective of this essay is to investigate the underage officers in the Swedish army and navy in the year 1755. Their distribution across different regiments, individual parts of the army and across different geographical parts of Sweden will thusly be examined. Furthermore, the aim of this essay is also to dissect the degree of noble blood exhibited by the aforementioned underage officers, as well as exploring their circumstances and careers in an effort to present a clearer picture of who the underage officers were.     To accomplish this, data is gathered from an essentially complete collection of rudimentary data on all the officers in service of the Swedish armed forces in 1755. Information regarding their noble birth and future careers will be gathered from Gustaf Elgenstiernas Den introducerade adelns ättartaflor and the website Adelsvapen-wiki.     The results demonstrate that the navy and cavalry boasted the highest percentages of underage officers, as well as a potential connection between size of overall population and percentage of aforementioned officers. Furthermore, the study shows that a large majority of underage officers were noble, as well as indicating the hereditary nature of the profession of military commander at the time.

Abstract [sv]

Den här uppsatsen ämnar undersöka de minderåriga befälen vid Sveriges armé och flotta 1755. Sålunda kommer deras fördelning mellan regementen, armédelar, och geografiska områden att synas. Vidare ämnar den här uppsatsen att undersöka andelen adliga minderåriga befäl vid samma tillfälle, samt att utforska deras omständigheter och senare karriärer för att ge en tydligare bild av vilka de minderåriga befälen var.     För att uppnå detta kommer data insamlas från en mer eller mindre fullständig förteckning över rudimentära uppgifter om befälskåren vid Sveriges armé och flotta 1755. Uppgifter om adlig börd, samt liv och leverne inhämtas från Gustaf Elgenstiernas Den introducerade adelns ättartaflor och hemsidan Adelsvapen-wiki.     Undersökningen visar att flottan och kavalleriet hade högst andel minderåriga befäl, samt ett möjligt samband mellan andel minderåriga befäl och allmän befolkningstäthet. Dessutom visar studien att en majoritet av minderåriga befäl var adliga och indikerar utöver det befälsyrkets ärftlighet från omyndig ålder.      

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2017. , p. 64
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60822OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60822DiVA, id: diva2:1076030
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History
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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Available from: 2017-03-21 Created: 2017-02-21 Last updated: 2017-03-21Bibliographically approved

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