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- BRILL 2008; US$ 159.00
Applies a legal anthropological framework to Norwegian history. This book focuses on what happens when pre-state conflict patterns encounters a stable royal power in the high middle ages. It formulates the question of state formation in a different way. It demonstrates the relevance of studying Scandinavian history as part of European history. more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99
The author is a native of Sweden and knows the region intimately. Discover Scandinavia's pristine wilderness with suggestions on the best places to ski, hike, cycle, canoe and dogsled. In Sweden, half the country is forested and there are thousands of lakes. Northern Sweden has abundant moose, roe deer and reindeer. The author guides you through... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 104.95
Paul Lockhart here presents a survey of the point in history when Sweden rose to pre-eminence in Europe. Drawing on the latest literature in Swedish and other languages, he examines the institutions of the Swedish 'empire' at the height of its influence, and considers questions regarding its rise and fall. more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17
CultureShock! Sweden contains all the essential tips and advice you will need to establish your niche in a country that is home to some of the last remaining wildernesses in the world. Discover how the ideas of lagom (just enough) and trygghet (security) contribute to the making of the Swedish character and why a Swede is reserved, quiet and fastidious... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 28.00
In his Wiles Lectures for 1977 Professor Roberts examines some of the problems raised by Sweden's brief career as a great power, and seeks to answer some of the questions that flow from them. Were the underlying considerations which prompted the unexpected development geopolitical, or social, or economic? How was it possible to produce the financial... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 298.00
Drawing on unpublished diplomatic and Masonic archives, this study reveals the career of Emanuel Swedenborg as a secret intelligence agent for Louis XV and the pro-French, pro-Jacobite party of ?Hats? in Sweden. Utilizing Kabbalistic meditation techniques, he sought political intelligence on earth and in heaven. more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95
Within the growing attention to the diverse forms and trajectories of modern societies, the Nordic countries are now widely seen as a distinctive and instructive case. While discussions have centred on the 'Nordic model' of the welfare state and its record of adaptation to the changing global environment of the late twentieth century, this volume's... more...
- Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 41.99
In Stockholm in January of 1945, an assembly of Swedish diplomats and businessmen initiated an organization that was to improve the country?s reputation abroad. The new, semi-governmental Swedish Institute was charged with explaining Sweden?s policy of neutrality during the war, with encouraging peace-building, and with promoting foreign trade in... more...