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  • After the Delugeby Robert I. Frost

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 37.00

    Robert Frost examines the reasons for the collapse of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after the Swedish invasion of 1655. more...

  • Rowing to Swedenby Richard Barron

    UNO Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Rick Barton's first collection of nonfiction contends with an impressive range of cultural and political issues. These award winning essays display a keen and perceptive critical eye trained always on the zeitgeist, whether it's the 1960s, the political climate of the new millennium or anywhere between. more...

  • Scandinavia in the Age of Revolutionby Pasi Ihalainen; Michael Bregnsbo; Karin Sennefelt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 154.95

    The 'Age of Revolution' is a term seldom used in Scandinavian historiography, despite the fact that Scandinavia was far from untouched by the late eighteenth-century revolutions in Europe and America. Presenting the latest research on political culture in Scandinavia, this volume with twenty-seven contributions focuses on four key aspects:... more...

  • Modern Day Vikingsby Christina Johansson Robinowitz; Lisa Werner Carr

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2011; US$ 24.78

    True to its title, Modern-Day Vikings traces many of Sweden's cultural traits back to its Viking heritage: self-sufficiency, fairness, egalitarianism and democracy. Robinowitz and Carr explore the values underlying modern Swedish culture, such as lagom (moderation), the law of Jante (personal modesty), communication styles and business practices. more...

  • Emanuel Swedenborg, Secret Agent on Earth and in Heavenby Marsha Keith Schuchard

    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    Drawing on unpublished diplomatic and Masonic archives, this study reveals the career of Emanuel Swedenborg as a secret intelligence agent for Louis XV and the pro-French,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...

  • Nordic Paths To Modernityby JA³hann PA¡ll Arnason; BjA¶rn Wittrock

    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...

  • National Relationsby Nikolas Glover

    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...

  • Culture Unboundby Tom O'Dell

    Nordic Academic Press 1997; US$ 19.99

    Explaining the mechanisms behind the larger processes of globalization, modernization, and cultural imperialism, this book explores the realms of daily life in Sweden and how cultural impulses are actually integrated in the lives of ordinary people. The dreams, opinions, actions, and consumption desires of individuals with different social backgrounds... more...

  • The Archaeology of Regional Technologiesby Randi Barndon; Asbjorn Engevik; Ingvild Øye

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95

    This anthology methodologically examines the relation between material culture, technology, regions, regionalisation and regional identities from a wide range of angles and perspectives. This theoretical resource for archaeologists, anthropologists, and ethnographers contains 14 essays that discuss and develop archaeological relevant understandings... more...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedesby Peter Berlin

    Oval Books 2008; US$ 4.99

    Soulful sadness A common trait among Swedish people is a deeply felt svårmod, a dark melancholy born out of long winters, high taxes, and a sense of being stuck far out on a geo-political and socio-economic limb. They brood a lot over the meaning of life in a self-absorbed sort of way without ever arriving at satisfactory answers.   Love... more...