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A History of Sweden

By Carl Grimberg

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (436 pages)

A History of Sweden
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For many Americans, Sweden used to conjure images of Viking raiders and settlers. By contrast, contemporary Sweden is one of the world's most advanced nations in terms of politics, social welfare, gender equality, standard of living, technology, the arts, and participation in regional and global developments. Nordstrom traces the history of Sweden, detailing its prehistory and Viking past. This book shows how a country governed for years by a European monarchial system slowly—and at times grudgingly—changed into the egalitarian, democratic system of today. Starting with an introduction on Sweden's geography, people, and government, Nordstrom examines the political and cultural history of the country in six chapters. Also included are a bibliographical essay, an index, and a biographical section with portraits of more than 50 noteworthy Swedes, making this narrative account is the most up-to-date general history of Sweden available.

Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook

By Per Clemensson

Ancestry.com
Paperback (224 pages)

Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook
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Get a start on your Swedish family history with Your Swedish Roots, a step-by-step handbook to help guide you in researching your Swedish ancestors. First, learn general information about Sweden, Swedish naming practices, and the Swedish language. These basics will help you research names of ancestors and search through Swedish records with greater ease. Next, learn what Swedish records are available, where to find them, and how to use them. Swedish church records will be one of the most value to you, as they are very complete and well preserved. Finally, follow sample cases on particular Swedish families to learn helpful research steps for your own family history. As you learn about your Swedish ancestry, you will experience the rewarding feelings that come from seeking out and discovering your ancestors.

A History of the Swedish People: Volume 1: From Prehistory to the Renaissance

By Vilhelm Moberg

Moberg, Vilhelm/ Myrdal, Gunnar (FRW)/ Austin, Paul Britten (TRN)
Paperback (224 pages)

A History of the Swedish People: Volume 1: From Prehistory to the Renaissance
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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.

A History of the Swedish People: Volume II: From Renaissance to Revolution

By Vilhelm Moberg

Brand: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Paperback (288 pages)

A History of the Swedish People: Volume II: From Renaissance to Revolution
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In the second volume of his vivid history of the Swedes, Vilhelm Moberg brings his focus on the common people to bear on a period that included two dramatic revolts: the national insurrection under Engelbrekt and the last desperate attempt of the Smaland peasantry to retain their medieval liberties - a defiance bloodily crushed by King Gustav Vasa. Using a wide variety of local historical source materials, Moberg studies the ruthless monarch Vasa and his two tragic opponents: the psychopathic Christian II of Denmark and Nils Dracke, the leader of the Smalanders. Furthermore, he examines the enigmatic and wide appeal of the Swedish forest and investigates the origins of the Swedish hatred of Danes, which was implanted by propaganda through songs commissioned by Karl VIII's chancellery.Moberg's history has been widely hailed by the Swedish press as a masterpiece of popular history writing and has been an all-time best-seller in Swedish bookstores.

Of Swedish Ways

By Lily Lorenzen

Harper Perennial
Released: 1992-06-19
Multicolor Paperback (288 pages)

Of Swedish Ways
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Here is a book filled with the sights and sounds of a people steeped in a background of fine old traditions. It is a charming account of Swedish customs that goes beyond their democratic monarchy, their progressive social-welfare programs, their avant-garde movies, and their excellence of design.

For Swedish-Americans this book will have special meaning: the joy of reminiscing about those traditions (some possibly forgotten) that enriched and helped shape their lives. For their children it is a journey to a world they may not know of first hand. And for the tourist it affords a unique behind-the-scenes look not to be found in travel books, and is certain to enhance the pleasure of their visit.

God Jul: A Swedish Christmas

By Anders Neumuller

Brand: Skyhorse Publishing
Hardcover (96 pages)

God Jul: A Swedish Christmas
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The charm, warmth, and beauty of a Swedish Christmas is captured in this remarkable collection of 300 colorful, fun, and historic postcards dating back to the 1800s. Each postcard reveals the magic behind Christmas and of Scandinavian tradition and folklore. Here, gnomish elves meet Santa and children play with angels. With traditional postcards from renowned artists such as Jenny Nystrom, Elsa Beeskow, and Aina Stenberg, accompanied by explanations of the cultural and historical past, God Jul will make everyone that is even a little bit Swedish homesick for an Old World Christmas.

Twilight of the Gods: A Swedish Volunteer in the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division "Nordland" on the Eastern Front (Stackpole Military History Series)

Stackpole Books
Paperback (160 pages)

Twilight of the Gods: A Swedish Volunteer in the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division "Nordland" on the Eastern Front (Stackpole Military History Series)
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  • Rare account of a non-German who fought in the elite Waffen-SS
  • New information on the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division
  • No-holds-barred narrative of the Eastern Front

    This is the story of Erik Wallin, a Swede who volunteered for the Waffen-SS, serving in the panzer reconnaissance battalion of the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division, a unit composed mainly of volunteers from Scandinavia. The division saw combat in the Courland Pocket, along the Oder River, and in Berlin.

  • A History of the Swedish People: From Prehistory to the Renaissance

    By Vilhelm Moberg

    Brand: Dorset
    Hardcover (210 pages)

    A History of the Swedish People: From Prehistory to the Renaissance
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    A History of Sweden

    By Lars O. Lagerqvist

    The Swedish Institute, Stockho
    Hardcover (203 pages)

    A History of Sweden
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    Sweden from prehistoric times through the 20th century, illustrated throughout.

    A History of the Swedish-Americans of Minnesota; Volume 2

    Wentworth Press
    Hardcover

    A History of the Swedish-Americans of Minnesota; Volume 2
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