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A history of Sweden

Ingvar Andersson

A history of Sweden

by Ingvar Andersson

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Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed., 1955.

Statementtranslated from the Swedish by Carolyn Hannay and Alan Blair.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18360490M
ISBN 100297167340
OCLC/WorldCa636202624

Get this from a library! History of Sweden.. [Ingvar Andersson] -- From Stone Age settlements to the middle of the 20th century shows the formative contribution of political and social conflict, economic development and popular pressure, and the arts. A well-sifted. Swedish literature, the body of writings produced in the Swedish language within Sweden’s modern-day geographic and political boundaries.. The literatures of Sweden and Finland are closely linked. From the midth century until , Finland was ruled by Sweden, and Swedish remained the dominant language of the upper classes in Finland until the end of the 19th century.

The name Sweden was derived from the Svear, or Suiones, a people mentioned as early as 98 ce by the Roman author Tacitus. The country’s ancient name was Svithiod. Stockholm has been the permanent capital since Brief Overview of the History of Sweden Sweden became known to the rest of the world through the Vikings who emerged in the 9th century to raid much of northern Europe. In the centuries to come, Sweden would become a Christian kingdom. In Sweden united with Denmark, Norway, and Finland in the Kalmar Union led by Queen Margaret of Denmark.

•Sweden has had a long history of wars with Russia, known as the Russo-Swedish Wars. In to , there was a major war that was initiated by an alliance between Russia and Denmark to overthrow and gain power of the Swedish throne. At all events, a history of Sweden in English, covering the ground in one volume on a generous scale, and representative of informed contemporary opinion in Sweden, has long been an urgent need. And it has been obvious for more than a decade that what we really wanted was a good translation of Dr Andersson's book.


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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.

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