By E. I. Kouri, Jens E. Olesen

Quantity 2 of The Cambridge historical past of Scandinavia offers a accomplished and authoritative account of the Scandinavian international locations from the shut of the center a while via to the formation of the state states within the mid-nineteenth century. starting in 1520, the hole chapters of the quantity speak about the reformation of the Nordic states and the large influence this had at the social constructions, cultural identities and traditions of person nations. With contributions from 38 major historians, the publication charts the most important advancements that opened up inside this important interval of Scandinavian background. Chapters tackle issues akin to fabric progress and the centralisation of strength within the 16th and 17th centuries in addition to the evolution of alternate, overseas coverage and purchaser states within the eighteenth century. quantity 2 concludes by means of discussing the recent monetary and social orders of the 19th century in reference to the emergence of the state states.

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