A history of Sweden. From ice age to our age

Herman Lindqvist


A history of Sweden. From ice age to our age

A history of Sweden. From ice age to our age

  • Title: A history of Sweden. From ice age to our age
  • Author: Herman Lindqvist
  • ISBN: 9789113014555
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover



For fourteen thousand years, people have hunted, grown food, built, struggled and loved in what is today called Sverige Sweden The way this once so barren area at the edge of northern Europes ice cover became one of the richest and most developed countries in the world, is in my opinion an exciting story So now I have tried to write the history of this country where warFor fourteen thousand years, people have hunted, grown food, built, struggled and loved in what is today called Sverige Sweden The way this once so barren area at the edge of northern Europes ice cover became one of the richest and most developed countries in the world, is in my opinion an exciting story So now I have tried to write the history of this country where war has often been the normal state of affairs, where peace has been the exception, and of its people who have survived all difficulties, who have never ceased to dream and today are involved in planning the future of Europe Herman Lindqvist


Recent Comments "A history of Sweden. From ice age to our age"

It may have been the English translation that made the content of this book feel so disjointed. It may also have been the author's habit of skipping back and forth in time in the narrative. Add to that the fact that the Swedish royal lineage is seriously over-populated with the names Karl and Gustav, and so keeping them all straight requires a kind of clever mnemonic device that's sadly above my pay grade. Finally, it may have been that the reader needs to be above rank amateur in their knowledg [...]

I knew absolutely nothing of Swedish history coming into this book. As an introduction, it can been a bit disorienting in the beginning with the various names and places. However, the author does an excellent job making the text readable and not strictly academic by injecting humor and sarcasm at certain parts. This does not distract from the material. As the book progresses, it can be difficult to keep track of each king and what they did, except for Gustav II who seems to be the celebrity of t [...]

Good general history written in a good narrative through Swedish kings. As always with this format, the speed of developments increases towards the end and for an example WW II was covered in 5 or so pages. Of course Sweden's "neutrality" in this cataclysmic event also does not bear much more ink anyway

For someone who had just recently moved to Sweden this was an excellent introduction into Swedish history which is surprisingly more substantial that I had originally expected. Written in a very readable manor it's well worth a read if you are interested in Sverige.

An easy and entertaining introduction to the history of Sweden.

Weather it's history or novels it's bound to be a good read.

Melkein viisi tähteä.

great read.


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