Professor Robert Frost


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King's College,
University of Aberdeen,
Old Aberdeen,
AB24 3UB.
Room 112 Crombie Annexe.

Burnett Fletcher Chair of History

Professor Robert Frost

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Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272453
Email:

robert.frost@abdn.ac.uk

Address: School of Divinity, History and Philosophy,
King's College,
University of Aberdeen,
Old Aberdeen,
AB24 3UB.

Room 112 Crombie Annexe.
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Biography

Robert Frost was educated at St Andrews University, the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, where he wrote his doctorate under the supervision of Professor Norman Davies. He was appointed to a chair in Early Modern History and as Head of School for Divinity, History and Philosophy in September 2004. He joined the University from King's College, London, where he was Reader in Early Modern History and Head of the History Department. His main interests lie in the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, in particular from c 1550 to c 1725. He is also interested in the history of warfare in northern and eastern Europe form the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the Thirty Years War and the history of Sweden. In his work on Poland-Lithuania he has a particular interest in the Polish-Lithuanian monarchy under the Vasa dynasty (1587-1668) and in noble society and culture.

His first book, After the Deluge: Poland-Lithuania and the Second Northern War (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993) is a study of the political impact on Poland-Lithuania of the series of wars which engulfed it after the great Cossack rebellion of 1648-54.He has also published The Northern Wars: War State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558 - 1721 (Longmans, Harlow, 2000), which won the 2005 Early Slavic Studies Association Distinguished Scholarship Award.

In 2009 Professor Frost stood down as Head of School, and was awarded a British Academy/Wolfson Foundation Research Chair for 2009-2012, to complete a history of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1386-1815 for Oxford University Press. The first volume of this work,The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569will be published in late 2014.

He has held the Burnett Fletcher Chair in History since 2012.

He teaches early modern European history and courses on the Military Revolution, the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) and on the nobilities of Europe in the early modern period. He is willing to undertake doctoral supervision on any aspect of early modern Polish-Lithuanian history, on military history of the early modern period, on the Thirty Years War and on Swedish history between 1523 and 1718.

Doctoral Students

Dr Arturas Vadiliauskas: 'The Szlachta of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the reign of Sigismund III, 1587-1632; (London PhD Thesis awarded 2001)

Dr Dominic Phelps: 'Saxony and the Thirty Years War, 1629-1635' (London PhD Thesis awarded 2004).

Dr Christoph Witzenrath: 'Institutional Culture and the Government of Siberia, 1598-1721' (London PhD Thesis, awarded 2005).

Dr Piotr Stolarski: 'Friars on the Frontier: the Dominican Order in Southeastern Poland in the reign of W?adys?aw IV, 1632-1648' (University of Aberdeen PhD Thesis, awarded 2008).

Mr Lewis Rattray: 'Scotland and the Military Revolution' (Aberdeen PhD thesis, 2006-).

Mr Mindaugas Šapoka: 'The Genesis of the Confederation of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1710-1715' (Aberdeen University PhD thesis, submitted March 2012).


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Publications 

 

Contributions to Journals

Articles

  • Frost, RI. (2013). 'The Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1386-1795'. British Academy Review, vol 21, pp. 7-10.
  • Frost, RI. (1986). 'Initium Calamitatis Regni? John Casimir and monarchical power in Poland-Lithuania 1648-1668'. European History Quarterly, vol 16, no. 2, pp. 181-207.
    [Link] http://ehq.sagepub.com

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Chapters

  • Frost, RI. (2014). '.kryć się przed psami": Problem dialogu polsko-szkockiego w latach 1550-1707'. in I Kąkolewski, P Kondraciuk & M Kopczyński (eds), Od Horodła do Horodła. Unia Horodelska--dzieje i pamięć (1413-2013). Muzeum Zamojskie w Zamośc i Muzeum Historii Polski w Warszawie, Zamość, Warsaw, pp. 63-79.
  • Frost, RI. (2012). 'The limits of dynastic power. Poland-Lithuania, Sweden and the problem of composite monarchy in the Age of the Vasas, 1562-1668'. in T Andrade & W Reger (eds), The Limits of Empire: European Imperial Formations in Early Modern World History: Essays in Honor of Geoffrey Parker. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 137-154.
  • Frost, RI. (2011). 'Ut unusquisque qui vellet, ad illum venire possit”: Nobility, citizenship and corporate decision-making in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1454-1795'. in C Wieland & J Leonhardt (eds), What makes the Nobility Noble?: Comparative perspectives from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, pp. 142-163.
  • Frost, RI. (2011). 'Hiding from the Dogs: the Problem of Polish-Scottish Political Dialogue, 1550-1707'. in TM Devine & D Hesse (eds), Scotland and Poland : Historical Encounters, 1500-2010. John Donald, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 21-37, Scotland and Poland, A Historical Relationship: 1500 - 2009, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1-2 October.
  • Frost, RI. (2011). ''The penury of these malignant regions': Comparing the rural economies of the Scottish Highlands and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Early Modern Period'. in TM Devine & D Hesse (eds), Scotland and Poland: Historical Encounters, 1500-2010. John Donald, Edinburgh, pp. 109-131.
  • Frost, RI. (2008). 'Union as process: Confused Sovereignty and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1385-1796'. in M O'Siochrú & A Mackillop (eds), Forging the State: European State Formation and the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707. Dundee University Press, Dundee, pp. 69-92.
  • Frost, RI. (2005). 'Ordering the Kaleidoscope: nation and State Power in the lands of Poland-Lithuania since 1569'. in In: Power and the Nation in History (eds. Zimmer, O.;Scales, L.) Cambridge University Press. Cambridge University Press, In: Power and the Nation in History (eds. Zimmer, O.;Scales, L.) Cambridge University Press, pp. 212-231.
  • Frost, RI. (2004). 'Konfesjonalizacja a wojsko w Rzeczypospolitej 1558-1668 (Confessionalisation and the army in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1558-1668'. in In: Rzeczypospolita wielu wyznan (eds. Link-Lenczowski, A., Markiewicz, M., Kazmierczyk, A. Matwijowski, K.) Ksiegarnia Akademicka, Cracow. In: Rzeczypospolita wielu wyznan (eds. Link-Lenczowski, A., Markiewicz, M., Kazmierczyk, A. Matwijowski, K.) Ksiegarnia Akademicka, Cracow, pp. 89-98.
  • Frost, RI. (2003). 'Regalisci bez regalizmu? Dwór królewski a szlachta w czasach Wazów (Regalists without regalism? The royal court and the szlachta in the Vasa period)'. in In: Dwór a kraj. Miedzy centrum a peryferiami wladzy. (ed. Skowron, R.) Wydawnictwo Zamku Królewskiego na Wawelu. In: Dwór a kraj. Miedzy centrum a peryferiami wladzy. (ed. Skowron, R.) Wydawnictwo Zamku Królewskiego na Wawelu, pp. 295-306.
  • Frost, RI. (2003). 'W sprawie zachodnej techniki wojennej w okresie wojen pólnocnych (On the question of military technology in the period of the Northern Wars)'. in In: Miedzy zachodem a wschodem. Studia z dziejów Rzeczypospolitej w epoce nowozytnej (eds. Staszewski, J., Mikulski, K., Dumanowski, J.) Wydawnictwo Adam Marszalek, Torun. In: Miedzy zachodem a wschodem. Studia z dziejów Rzeczypospolitej w epoce nowozytnej (eds. Staszewski, J., Mikulski, K., Dumanowski, J.) Wydawnictwo Adam Marszalek, Torun, pp. 293-300.
  • Frost, RI. (2001). 'Obsequious Disrespect: The problem of royal power in Poland-Lithuania under the Vasas, 1587-1668'. in In: The Polish-Lithuanian Monarchy in European Context c.1500-1795 (ed. Butterwick, R.) Palgrave. In: The Polish-Lithuanian Monarchy in European Context c.1500-1795 (ed. Butterwick, R.) Palgrave, pp. 150-171.
  • Frost, RI. (2001). 'Scottish Soldiers in the service of Poland-Lithuania, 1577-1661'. in In: Scotland and the Thirty Years War (ed. Murdoch, S.) Leiden, Boston, Koln: Brill 2001. In: Scotland and the Thirty Years War (ed. Murdoch, S.) Leiden, Boston, Koln: Brill 2001, pp. 191-213.
  • Frost, RI. (1998). 'Polen-Litauen und der Dreißigjährigen Krieg'. in K Bussmann & H Schilling (eds), 1648. Krieg und Frieden in Europa Ausstellungskatalog: Textband I Politik Recht, Religion und Gesellschaft. Bruckmann, Munich, Germany, pp. 197-206.
  • Frost, RI. (1996). 'Potop a teoria Rewolucji Militarnej'. in J Muszynska & J Wijaczka (eds), Rzeczpospolita w latach Potopu. Instytutu Historii Wyzszej Szkoly Pedagogicznej w Kielcach, Kielce, Poland, pp. 147-65.
  • Frost, RI. (1994). 'The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the ‘Military Revolution''. in MB Biskupski & JS Pula (eds), Poland and Europe: Historical Dimensions: Selected Essays from the Fiftieth Anniversary International Congress of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. East European Monographs, vol. 390, Columbia University Press, pp. 19-47.

Conference Proceedings

  • Frost, RI. (2012). 'What it meant, everyone understood” The Impact of the Battle of Poltava on the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth'. in S Plokhy (ed.), Poltava 1709. The Battle and the Myth. Harvard Ukrainian Studies, no. 1-4, vol. 31, Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass, pp. 159-176.
  • Frost, RI. (2012). 'Kosakenaufstände und Zweiter Nordischer Krieg (1648-1667)'. in M Müller (ed.), Polen in der Europäischen Geschichte: Ein Handbuch in vier Bänden. vol. 2, Hiersemann Verlag, Stuttgart, pp. 349-368.
  • Frost, RI. (2012). 'The Impact of War: the Holy Roman Empire and Poland-Lithuania, c 1600-1806'. in RJW Evans & PH Wilson (eds), The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806: A European Perspective. 1 edn, vol. 1, Brill's Companions to European History, vol. 1, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Boston, pp. 239-257.
  • Frost, RI. (2010). 'Ograniczenia wladzy dynastycznej. Rzeczpospolita Polsko-Litewska, Szwecja a problem monarchii zlozonej w epoce Wazów, 1562-1668'. in A Ianushkevich (ed.), Prablemy integratsyi i inkarporacyi u razvitstsi Tsentral'nai i Uskhodniai Europy u peryiad ranniaha Novaha chasu. Minsk.
  • Frost, RI. (2010). 'Pelen unizonosci brak szacunku: problem wladzy królewskiej w Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodów za panowania Wazów 1587-1668'. in R Butterwick (ed.), Rozkwit i upadek I Rzeczypospolitej. Bellona, Warsaw, pp. 187-210.
  • Frost, RI. (1999). 'Confessionalisation and the army in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1550-1667'. in J Bahlcke & A Strohmeyer (eds), Konfessionalisierung in Ostmitteleuropa. Wirkungen des religiösen Wandels im 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts in Staat, Gesellschaft und Kultur. Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, pp. 139-60.
  • Frost, RI. (1995). 'The Nobility of Poland-Lithuania, 1569-1795'. in HM Scott (ed.), The European Nobilities in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Vol. 2 North, East and Central Europe. Longman & Co., pp. 183-222.
  • Frost, RI. (1990). 'Liberty without Licence? The failure of Polish democratic thought in the seventeenth century'. in MB Biskupski & JS Pula (eds), Polish Democratic Thought from the Renaissance to the Great Emigration: Essays and Documents. East European Monographs, vol. 289, Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 29-54.

Books and Reports

Books

  • Frost, RI. & Goldgar, A. (2004). 'Institutional Culture in Early Modern Society'. Unknown Publisher, Leiden: Brill.
  • Frost, RI. (2000). 'The Northern Wars: War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe 1558-1721'. Modern Wars in Perspective, Longman & Co., Harlow, United Kingdom.
  • Frost, RI. (1993). 'After the Deluge: Poland-Lithuania and the Second Northern War, 1655-1660'. Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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