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Scandinavians : in search of the soul of the North / Robert Ferguson.

Ferguson, Robert, 1948- (author.). Page, Michael. (Added Author). Read by Michael Page. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 9781541425552 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1541425553 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 22 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Michael Page.
Summary, etc.:
Scandinavia is the epitome of cool: we fill our homes with Nordic furniture; we envy their humane social welfare system and their healthy outdoor lifestyle; we glut ourselves on their crime fiction; even their strangely attractive melancholia seems to express a stoic, commonsensical acceptance of life's vicissitudes. But how valid is this outsider's view of Scandinavia, and how accurate is our picture of life in Scandinavia today? Scandinavians follows a chronological progression across the Northern centuries: the Vendel era of Swedish prehistory; the age of the Vikings; the Christian conversions of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland; the unified Scandinavian state of the late Middle Ages; the sea-change of the Reformation; the kingdom of Denmark-Norway; King Gustav Adolphus and the age of Sweden's greatness; the cultural golden age of Ibsen, Strindberg, and Munch; the impact of the Second World War; Scandinavia's postwar social democratic nirvana; and the terror attacks of Anders Behring Breivik.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Scandinavia > History.
Scandinavia > Social conditions.
Scandinavia > Politics and government.

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