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History of Sweden (02 Edition)

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For many Americans, Sweden used to conjure images of Viking raiders and settlers. By contrast, contemporary Sweden is one of the world's most advanced nations in terms of politics, social welfare, gender equality, standard of living, technology, the arts, and participation in regional and global developments. Nordstrom traces the history of Sweden, detailing its prehistory and Viking past.

This book shows how a country governed for years by a European monarchial system slowly—and at times grudgingly—changed into the egalitarian, democratic system of today. Starting with an introduction on Sweden's geography, people, and government, Nordstrom examines the political and cultural history of the country in six chapters. Also included are a bibliographical essay, an index, and a biographical section with portraits of more than 50 noteworthy Swedes, making this narrative account is the most up-to-date general history of Sweden available.

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After an introductory overview of Sweden's geography, political institutions, economic structure, and cultural attributes, Nordstrom (history and Scandinavian studies, Gustavus Adolphus College) presents a narrative history of the country that primarily focuses political and economic developments during the period 1800 to the present. Also included is a bibliographic essay and some brief biographical entries on notable Swedes.
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Synopsis:

This book shows how a country governed for years by a European monarchial system changed into the egalitarian, democratic system of today.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-172) and index.

About the Author

BYRON NORDSTROM is Professor of History and Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. He is the author of Dictionary of Scandinavian History and Scandinavia Since 1500, as well as articles about Swedish and Swedish-American history.

Table of Contents

Preface

Timeline

An Introduction to Sweden

Before There Was Sweden

Creating Sweden, 1000-1800, The Medieval and Early Modern

Becoming Modern, 1800-1914

1914-1945, Troubles and Achievements

Since 1945, The Contemporary Era

Notable People in the History of Sweden

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313312588
Author:
Nordstrom, Byron J.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Author:
Nordstrom, Byron J.
Author:
Nordstrom, Byron
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Scandinavia
Subject:
Sweden
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Sweden History.
Subject:
World History-Scandinavia
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Series Volume:
EML 342
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.70x6.30x.81 in. 1.11 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Scandinavia

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