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A Concise History of Sweden Neil Kent (University of Cambridge)

A Concise History of Sweden By Neil Kent (University of Cambridge)

A Concise History of Sweden by Neil Kent (University of Cambridge)


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Summary

Neil Kent's book sweeps through Sweden's history from the Stone Age to the present day. The book successfully combines the politics, economics and social and cultural mores of one of the world's most successfully functioning and humane societies. This is an informative and entertaining account for students and general readers.

A Concise History of Sweden Summary

A Concise History of Sweden by Neil Kent (University of Cambridge)

Neil Kent's book sweeps through Sweden's history from the Stone Age to the present day. Early coverage includes Viking hegemony, the Scandinavian Union, the Reformation and Sweden's political zenith as Europe's greatest superpower in the seventeenth century, while later chapters explore the Swedish Enlightenment, royal absolutism, the commitment to military neutrality and Pan-Scandinavianism. The author brings his account up to date by focusing on more recent developments: the rise of Social Democracy, the establishment of the welfare state, the country's acceptance of membership in the European Union and its progressive ecological programme. The book successfully combines the politics, economics and social and cultural mores of one of the world's most successfully functioning and humane societies. This is an informative and entertaining account for students and general readers.

A Concise History of Sweden Reviews

"Recommended." -Choice

About Neil Kent (University of Cambridge)

Neil Kent is Senior Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge and Professor at the St Petersburg State Academy of Art, Architecture and Culture. His previous publications include A Literary and Cultural Companion to Helsinki (2004) and The History of Trieste (2006).

Table of Contents

1. From the Stone Age to Viking hegemony; 2. The formation and growth of the Swedish state; 3. The territorial consolidation of Sweden; 4. Towards a centralist and military state; 5. The collapse of absolutism and the age of freedom; 6. Royal absolutism restored; 7. Constitutional Sweden; 8. The industrialisation and capitalisation of Sweden; 9. The world wars and Swedish neutrality; 10. Triumph of the Swedish welfare state; Conclusion; Chronology of important events in Swedish history; List of the monarchs and regents of Sweden; List of prime ministers; Selected further reading.

Additional information

GOR002518119
9780521012270
0521012279
A Concise History of Sweden by Neil Kent (University of Cambridge)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2008-06-12
314
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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