What is "Gluntar"?

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"Gluntar" in English
Engelsk översättning/The Boon Companions. Tventy-four duets from Gluntarne done into English by Michael Roberts, Grahamstown 1976.
Michael Roberts (1908–1997) was an English historian specializing in the early modern period and particularly known for his studies of Swedish history.

Roberts was born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire and educated at Brighton College. He taught at Rhodes University College in Grahamstown, South Africa from 1935, served in the army in East Africa during World War II and headed the British Council in Stockholm 1944-1946. From 1954 until his retirement in 1973 he was professor of modern history at the Queen's University of Belfast. He also held guest professorships in U.S. universities. He was a member of the British Academy and the Royal Irish Academy.

Roberts is chiefly known as the originator of the theory of a "Revolution in Military Affairs" or RMA, which he presented in a paper entitled "The Military Revolution: 1560-1660" first presented in a lecture at the Queen's university of belfast in 1955. this theory holds that certain changes in military tactics and technology led to a revolutionary new method of waging war that made combat more decisive than it had been previously.

Although originally working in the area of British history, Roberts soon gained an interest in the history of Sweden and learned the Swedish language prior to 1940. He made his most significant contributions on the period from the late 16th to the early 18th century when Sweden was a major player on the European political and military scene, but published several studies on later periods in both Swedish and British history. Some of his works on Swedish history are used as textbooks in Swedish universities and several have also been translated into Swedish. In addition, he proposed the concept of a 'military revolution' in the early modern Europe - an idea that, with modification, is still used by historians.

Roberts also wrote translations of Birger Sjöberg and Carl Michael Bellman, which he published himself. These works are on file at the National Library of Sweden. In 2008 the Birger Sjöberg Society published Frida's New Clothes, a collection of the poet's lyrics in translation. Fourteen of the translations were by Roberts.

Michael Roberts had several Swedish honours bestowed upon him; among other things he received an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University, and was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.


I. As to how Glunten and Magister first became aquinted
II. How Glunten became a Juvenal
III. Uppsala is Tops
IV. On the castlehill by moonlight
V. Glunten attends a lecture
VI. At sunset at Eklunshovs woods
VII. Music at the Local
VIII. In the moons interest i Glunten and Magister
IX. Night-march in St. Erik's alley
XI. Glunten's Landlady
XII. Magister's unsuccessful serenade
XIII. How Glunten's melancholy was dispelled by Magister's visions of Spring
XIV. Glunten in search of a touch
XVI. By the fireside in Magister's room, after a grand lunch-party
XVII. Magister's lost love
XIX. Evening in the Churchyard
XX. Encounter in Close
XXI. Glunten's mistake
XXIII. The Reproach
XXIV. Glunten passes his final examination
XXV. Glunten celebrates passing his final exasmination
XXVI. Impromptu Ball
XXVII. The Castle Bells
XXIX. Parting at Flottsund
XXX. Magisters momologue, after Glunten's departure
Fyra av dessa gluntar finns inspelade: se under Klingande inspelningar.

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