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Robert A. Myers is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Division of Social Sciences and Director of Study Abroad Programs at Alfred University, Alfred, New York. He has studied post-colonial island nations of the Caribbean and has spent two years in Nigeria on a Fulbright Lectureship. His interests include international public health, historical anthropology and developing societies. In addition to Amerindians of the Lesser Antilles: a bibliography (1981), A Resource Guide to Dominica, 14931986 (1987) and numerous articles, he has compiled the World Bibliographical Series volumes on Dominica (1987), Nigeria (1989) and Ghana (1991).
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Denmark's position as a great territorial power was seriously weakened when Christian IV, who was also Duke of Holstein, involved the country in the Thirty Years' War in 1625, both to satisfy his Page xx territorial ambitions, as well as to stop the advancing army of the Catholic League, in northern Germany. Danish troops were defeated at the Battle of Lutter the following year. Sweden joined the war with Germany in 1630, making both territorial and political gains. Worsening relations between Denmark and Sweden culminated with Sweden occupying Jutland and acquiring some of Denmark's provinces in the Sound.
Denmark: Revised Edition by Leeann Iovanni