Scandia debatt: The Peace not Remembered: The Peace of Westphalia and Swedish Historiography
Keywords:Peace of Westphalia, historical peace studies, anniversary, historiography
The year 2023 marks the 375th anniversary of the conclusion of the Peace of Westphalia. Unlike in Germany, this anniversary hardly receives any attention in the (academic) Swedish culture of remembrance, from which this event disappeared in the course of the second half of the 20th century. This article seeks to find explanations for this lack of interest in the Peace of Westphalia in Swedish research. In addition, the article discusses the potential of a more intense focus on the Peace of Westphalia and other historical peace treaties in Swedish research on the early modern period.