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  • The Swedish Imperial Experience 1560?1718by Michael Roberts

    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...

  • 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...

  • Nordic Paths to Modernityby Johann Pall Arnason; Bjorn 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 ye

    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 svrmod, 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...

  • A Brief History of the Vikingsby Jonathan Clements

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    'From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.'Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great... more...

  • Contesting Kurdish Identities in Swedenby Barzoo Eliassi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Contesting Kurdish Identities in Sweden sheds light on the day-to-day strategies of accommodation and resistance that Kurdish youth use in the face exclusive narratives and structures of belonging and citizenship regimes in the Middle-East and Sweden. more...