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History of Sweden (02 Edition)by Nordstorm
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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.
Book News Annotation:
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.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book shows how a country governed for years by a European monarchial system changed into the egalitarian, democratic system of today.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -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
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
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