Historical Dictionary of Sweden by Irene ScobbieHistorical Dictionary of Sweden by Irene Scobbie

Historical Dictionary of Sweden

byIrene Scobbie

Hardcover | August 21, 2006

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Once part of the Kalmar Union-along with Denmark and Norway-the Kingdom of Sweden broke free in order to govern itself in the early 1500s, and for more than a century afterwards it was a force to be reckoned with. At its peak, it was twice the size that it is today, but with the secession of Finland in 1809 and the rise of Russia, Sweden changed its path and instead turned toward neutrality and a peaceful existence. Today, Sweden boasts a healthy economy, and it is an important member of the European Union, as well a major contributor to international activities. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Sweden both updates and expands upon the previous edition. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, and institutions, this dictionary provides information ranging from politics to economics, from education to religion, and from music to literature.
Irene Scobbie has written extensively on Sweden and lectured on Sweden and Scandinavia at several universities, including the University of Edinburgh, where she was head of the Department of Scandinavian Studies before retiring.
Title:Historical Dictionary of SwedenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.75 × 5.8 × 1.1 inPublished:August 21, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853752

ISBN - 13:9780810853751

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreward Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Map Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Appendix A: Swedish Rulers Part 10 Appendix B: Swedish Prime Ministers Part 11 Appendix C: Sweden's 25 Largest Companies Part 12 Selected Bibliography Part 13 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

A satisfactory English-language summary of Swedish history, with good thumbnail sketches of important figures and events.