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  • Stockholmby Tony Griffiths

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 13.99

    Situated on Lake Malaren on one of the world's most beautiful harbours, Stockholm has set the benchmark for civilized city-living since the time of the Vikings. Its medieval regal period saw the Vasa dynasty turn a small town in the shadow of Uppsala into the capital city of a dominant power in Europe and a major trading port. In the Napoleonic... more...

  • The Age of Libertyby Michael Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    An analysis of the period when Sweden was 'the freest country in the world'. more...

  • After the Delugeby Robert I. Frost

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 40.00

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

  • The Swedish Imperial Experience 1560?1718by Michael Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1984; 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; Dr Karin Sennefelt; Mr Michael Bregnsbo; Mr Patrik Winton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; 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. Scandinavia did experience its outbursts of radical thought, its assassinations and radical reforms, but these occurred within reasonably stable political... 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    Drawing on unpublished diplomatic and Masonic archives, this study reveals the career of Emanuel Swedenborg as a secret intelligence agent for Louis XV and the pro-French,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 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...