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  • 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...

  • 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...

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    Drawing on unpublished diplomatic and Masonic archives, this study reveals the career of Emanuel Swedenborg as a secret intelligence agent for Louis XV and the pro-French,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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Completely updated to include important primary research, archaeological findings and debates from the last decade, this third edition of F. Donald Logan's successful book examines the Vikings and their critical role in history. The author uses archaeological, literary and historical evidence to analyze the Vikings' overseas expeditions and their... more...

  • Northern Europe in the Early Modern Periodby David Kirby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    This is the first in a sequence of books which explores the history of The Baltic World and Northern Europe. In this period, Sweden was a major European power, occupying a central position in international politics. Her rise and decline, and the passing of regional hegemony to the new powers of Russia and Prussia, are central features in the book.... more...

  • Recognising European Modernitiesby Allan Pred

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...