A History of Denmark

By: Knud Jespersen

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From the Reformation to present day, this book guides the reader through 500 years of wars, territorial losses, domestic upheavals, and changes in thought in Denmark's history. Looking carefully at the development of Danish identity, the author explores whether Danes can be most aptly described as a tribe or a nation. Using new research and original theories, it's the perfect introduction to the fascinating and relatively unknown history of this Scandinavian country.

Title: A History of Denmark

Author: Knud Jespersen

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $39.95

Categories: Denmark,

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

ISBN Number: 0-333-65917-1

ISBN Number 13: 9780333659175

Binding: hardback

Book Details: 288 pages, hardback, Palgrave Macmillan

Seller ID: 659171

Description: From the Reformation to present day, this book guides the reader through 500 years of wars, territorial losses, domestic upheavals, and changes in thought in Denmark's history. Looking carefully at the development of Danish identity, the author explores whether Danes can be most aptly described as a tribe or a nation. Using new research and original theories, it's the perfect introduction to the fascinating and relatively unknown history of this Scandinavian country.

About Author
Knud J.V. Jespersen is Professor of Modern History at the University of Southern Denmark and royal historiographer to H.M. the Queen of Denmark.

Reviews
"An eminently approachable and readable introduction to Danish history."--Thomas Munck, University of Glasgow

Table of Contents
Map of Denmark
Introduction: what is Denmark and Who are the Danes?
Foreign and Security Policy: from Gatekeeper of the Baltic to a Midget State
Domestic Policy, 1500-1848: the Era of Aristocracy and Absolutism
Domestic Policy, 1848-2000: Democracy and the Welfare State
The Church and Culture from Luther to Postmodernism
Economic Conditions: the Old Denmark, 1500-1800
Economic Conditions: the New Denmark, 1800-2000
The Danes: A Tribe or a Nation?
References
Select Bibliography
A Short Chronology
Index