By Neil Kent

ISBN-10: 0521012279

ISBN-13: 9780521012270

ISBN-10: 0521812844

ISBN-13: 9780521812849

Neil Kent's booklet sweeps via Sweden's background from the Stone Age to the current day. Early insurance comprises Viking hegemony, the Scandinavian Union, the Reformation and Sweden's political zenith as Europe's maximum superpower within the 17th century, whereas later chapters discover the Swedish Enlightenment, royal absolutism, the dedication to army neutrality and Pan-Scandinavianism. the writer brings his account brand new by way of concentrating on more moderen advancements: the increase of Social Democracy, the institution of the welfare kingdom, the country's reputation of club within the ecu Union and its innovative ecological programme. The publication effectively combines the politics, economics and social and cultural mores of 1 of the world's so much effectively functioning and humane societies. this can be an informative and unique account for college kids and common readers.

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