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A History of the Swedish People

Volume 1: From Prehistory to the Renaissance

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A History of the Swedish People by Vilhelm Moberg
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Beginning in prehistoric times and culminating with the Dacke rebellion of 1542, renowned novelist Vilhelm Moberg's two-volume popular history of the Swedish people approaches its subject from the viewpoint of the common people, documenting peasants' lives as well as those of the royal families. In this first volume Moberg examines Viking raids, the coming of Christianity, and the Folkungs royal dynasty, whose tyrannical reign lasted from 1250 to the 1360s. He vividly describes the arrival of the Black Death from a ship that docked carrying only dead passengers, and he recounts the reign of Queen Margareta who founded the Kalmar Union, comprising all of Scandinavia. In every chapter, Moberg faithfully imparts how history affected "the whole people" of Sweden.

Author Biography

Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1972) was one of Sweden's greatest writers of the twentieth century and is well known for his remarkable The Emigrants (1949), a four-volume epic tale of Swedish immigration to America. Paul Britten Austin is a translator and historian.Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987) was an acclaimed Swedish economist and politician. He won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1974.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2005
Contributors
Foreword by Gunnar Myrdal Translated by Paul Britten-Austin
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Minnesota Press
Pages
224
Dimensions
140x210x12
ISBN-13
9780816646562
Product ID
1824260

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