A History of Denmark: Second Edition by Knud JespersenA History of Denmark: Second Edition by Knud Jespersen

A History of Denmark: Second Edition

byKnud Jespersen

Paperback | June 21, 2011

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Knud Jespersen traces the historical roots of the modern Danish state and Denmark's international position. This revised, updated and expanded new edition features additional material on issues such as the Danish church, the Enlightenment, cultural history, World War II, current NATO debates and the 2006 'cartoon crisis'.
KNUD J.V. JESPERSEN is Professor of Modern History at the University of Southern Denmark and Royal Historiographer to H.M. the Queen of Denmark.
Title:A History of Denmark: Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.59 inPublished:June 21, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230273424

ISBN - 13:9780230273429

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally! It took me ages to find a history of Denmark which was not part of a history of Scandinavia. It's a birthday gift for a friend, but I did skim through and it seems very interesting.
Date published: 2013-07-03

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Maps of Denmark.- Introduction: What is Denmark and Who are the Danes?.- Foreign and Security Policy: From Gatekeeper of the Baltic to a Midget State.- Domestic Policy, 1500-1848: The Era of Aristocracy and Absolutism.- Domestic Policy, 1848-2000: Democracy and the Welfare State.- The Church and Culture from Luther to Postmodernism.- Economic Conditions: The Old Denmark, 1500-1800.- Economic Conditions: The New Denmark, 1800-2010.- The Danes: A Tribe or a Nation?.- Notes.- Select Bibliography.- A Short Chronology.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the first edition:
"An eminently approachable and readable introduction to Danish history." -- Thomas Munck, University of Glasgow
For the second edition:
"This new, updated, edition of A History of Denmark continues to be a very useful text for students of Danish history." -- Karl-Erik Frandsen, Lecturer in History, University of Copenhagen