By Michael Bregnsbo,Patrik Winton,Pasi Ihalainen

The 'Age of Revolution' is a time period seldom utilized in Scandinavian historiography, even though Scandinavia used to be faraway from untouched through the overdue eighteenth-century revolutions in Europe and the US. Scandinavia did adventure its outbursts of radical suggestion, its assassinations and radical reforms, yet those happened inside of quite sturdy political constructions, practices and methods of pondering. As contemporary examine at the political cultures of the Nordic international locations essentially demonstrates, the Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish reviews of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries supply a extra differentiated examine what constitutes 'revolutionary' swap during this interval in comparison with different areas in Europe. they supply an alternate tale of an incipient transition in the direction of modernity, a 'Nordic version' within which radical swap happens inside an obvious continuity of the status quo. The long term items of the techniques of swap that started within the Age of Revolution have been the most innovative and reliable political structures within the glossy global. even as, the Scandinavian nations supply a couple of circumstances that are without delay proper to comparisons relatively in the northwest eu cultural sector. featuring the most recent learn on political tradition in Scandinavia, this quantity with twenty-seven contributions specializes in 4 key points: the difficulty of monarchy; the transformation in political debate; the rising effect of business curiosity in politics; and the moving limitations of political participation. each one part is preceded via an creation that pulls out the most issues of the chapters and the way they give a contribution to the wider subject matters of the amount and to total eu historical past. Generously illustrated all through, this ebook will introduce non-Scandinavian readers to advancements within the Nordic international locations through the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries and either supplement and problem examine into the political cultures of Europe and America.

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