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  • 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...

  • Analecta Septentrionaliaby Heinrich Beck; Wilhelm Heizmann; Klaus Böldl

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 321.00

    Compared to other medieval philologies, the particular nature of the literature of the North, and in particular of Iceland, has always meant that the study of Old Norse languages must be interdisciplinary and rely on methodical variety. This volume, published on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the Munich old Norse scholar, Kurt Schier, contains... more...

  • Runensteine in Schwedenby Lydia Klos

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    The central topic of this work are the Iron Age runic stones in modern-day Sweden, which are analysed for the first time in relation to where they were originally erected. An interdisciplinary approach first of all considers their archaeological environment, before analysing the inscriptions with regard to their intended site. The second part of the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Domestic Secretsby Maria Ågren

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Domestic Secrets: Women and Property in Sweden, 1600-1857 more...

  • Transformations and Crisesby Thomas Ekman Jorgensen

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 90.00

    The Left in the 1960s and 1970s has a powerful, almost mythical, place in the history of the 20th century. It was during these decades that the radical Left managed to renew the language of socialism as an alternative to communism and liberalism alike, but also when radicalism often led to extremism and social movements turned into political sects.... more...