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Urshults Knektar: En studie om vad som hände de indelta knektarna från Urshults rotar 1709 till 1718
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Soldiers from Urshult (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay examines what happened to soldiers from Urshult in military service of Sweden during the diminished power of the country in the beginning of the eighteen century. Information of interest is taken from the soldiers’ age, time of service and other annotations of interest that shows to be helpful when examining their fate.  First off, this study explains Sweden’s situation during this period of time. To get a grasp about the situation, allotment is explained as well as the most important events in the big Nordic war. This study is based on qualitative content analysis and GMRs are used as its main resource of information and consists of empiric analysis.

The result of this paper shows that very few soldiers from Urshult were able to return home alive. After eight years of service most of the soldiers from Urshult are showed to be either killed or captured. During this period of time, casualties in the army were mostly dependent on diseases that occurred during travels between fights.

 This study however shows that soldiers from Urshult did more often die directly as a result from battle rather than from disease traveling between them.

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2014. , 40 p.
Keyword [sv]
Indelningsverket, Karoliner, Knektar, Kronobergs regemente, Urshult
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35883OAI: diva2:731813
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
2014-06-03, Växjö, 09:15
Available from: 2014-07-07 Created: 2014-07-02 Last updated: 2014-07-07Bibliographically approved

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