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  • The Viking Worldby Stefan Brink; Neil Price

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95

    Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field, and the most comprehensive book of its kind ever attempted. more...

  • The Nordic Modelby Mary Hilson

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95

    The political structures of the Scandinavian nations have long stood as models for government and public policy. This comprehensive study examines how that ?Nordic model? of government developed, as well as its far-reaching influence. Respected Scandinavian historian Mary Hilson surveys the political bureaucracies of the five Nordic... more...

  • Public Health and Municipal Policy Makingby Marjaana Niemi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95

    Public health policies had a profound impact on urban life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, yet relatively few people took an active interest in the formulation of these policies. In this book Marjaana Niemi examines the impact of different political aims and pressures on 'scientific' health policies through the analysis... more...

  • Defending the Swedish Modelby Gregg Bucken-Knapp

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    This book explores why the Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP) and the allied Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) have been reluctant to embrace calls from employers and bourgeois parties to liberalize Sweden's restrictive third-party national labor migration policy. Gregg Bucken-Knapp shows that the SAP and LO evaluate proposed labor migration... more...

  • Magic, Body and the Self in Eighteenth-Century Swedenby Jacqueline Van Gent

    BRILL 2008; US$ 138.00

    Contrary to previous assumptions, magic remained an integral part of everyday life in Enlightenment Europe. This book demonstrates that the endurance of magical practices, both benevolent and malevolent, was grounded in early modern perceptions of an interconnected body, self and spiritual cosmos. more...

  • Sibeliusby Glenda Dawn Goss

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    One of the twentieth century’s greatest composers, Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) virtually stopped writing music during the last thirty years of his life. Recasting his mysterious musical silence and his undeniably influential life against the backdrop of Finland’s national awakening, Sibelius will be the definitive biography of... more...

  • Stockholmby Tony Griffiths

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 99.00

    Situated on one of the world's most beautiful harbors, Stockholm has set the benchmark for civilized urban living since the time of the Vikings. Tony Griffiths reveals a city of power, intrigue, and murder; of scientists and investors; and a sensual city, home of Greta Garbo and the smorgasbord. Its medieval period saw the Vasa dynasty turn a small... more...

  • Neutrality and Statebuilding in Swedenby Mikael af Malmborg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 155.00

    The successful maintenance of peace since 1814 made neutrality a widely popular doctrine in Sweden. Rather than a security policy in the strict sense, it has become a cornerstone of Swedish national identity. Yet, in the past decade the neutrality tradition has been called into question. What is meant by neutrality? Has Sweden ever been neutral? This... more...

  • Finland in the New Europeby Max Jakobson

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 31.95

    Jakobson tells the story of a small nation that has emerged a winner from the ordeals of the twentieth century. Finland is still widely remembered for its successful resistance against Soviet attempts to subjugate it during World War II, but less is known about the skillful balancing act by which Finns preserved their independence and way of life during... more...

  • Domestic Secretsby Maria Ågren

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, women's role in the Swedish economy was renegotiated and reconceptualized. Maria Agren chronicles changes in married women's property rights, revealing the story of Swedish women's property as not just a simple narrative of the erosion of legal rights, but a more complex tale of unintended consequences.... more...