Sverige: historia och politik, 7.5 högskolepoäng

Giltig fr.o.m.: VT2024
Giltig t.o.m.:
Beslutsdatum: 2023-11-23
Beslutad av: Ämnesrådet i Historia, Dnr 3792-2.1.1-2023

Sweden: History and Politics, 7.5 credits (1188HI)


Howard, Michael. “The Wars of the Professionals.” In Michael Howard, War in European History (Oxford University Press, 1976/2009) pp. 54–74. 


Kent, Neil. A Concise History of Sweden (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 314 p. 


Lockhart, Paul Douglas. Sweden in the Seventeenth Century (Palgrave, 2004), 178 p. 


Sawyer, Peter (ed.). The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings, 2001, pp. 134–155, 225–249. 


Stråth, Bo. “Poverty, Neutrality, and Welfare: Three Key Concepts in the Modern Foundation Myth of Sweden.” In Bo Stråth (ed.), Myth and Memory in the Construction of Community. 2000, pp. 375–401. 


The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings, by John Haywood (Penguin Group: London, 1995), pp. 26–33, 100–117. 






Andersson, Jenny. “Nordic Nostalgia and Nordic Light: the Swedish model as Utopia 1930-2007.” Scandinavian Journal of History, 34: 3 (2009): 229–245. 


Andersson, Jenny and Hilson, Mary. “Images of Sweden and the Nordic Countries.” Scandinavian Journal of History, 34: 3 (2009): 219–228. 


Borevi, Karin. “Multiculturalism and Welfare State Integration: Swedish Model Path Dependency.” Identities, 21:6 (2014): 708-723. 


Elgenius, Gabriella & Rydgren, Jens. ”Frames of Nostalgia and Belonging: the Resurgence of Ethno-Nationalism in Sweden,” European Societies, 2018, pp. 1-20. 


Fur, Gunlög. “Colonialism and Swedish History: Unthinkable Connections?” In Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Gobal Arena, ed. by Magdalena Naum, Jonas M. Nordin. Springer, 2013, pp. 17–36. 


Gerner, Kristian. “North Eastern Europe and Swedish Great Power Policy: Reflections on Historical Consciousness.” Journal of Baltic Studies, 33:4 (2002): 398–411. 


Lantto, Patrik and Mörkenstam, Ulf. “Sami Rights and Sami Challenges, The Modernization Process and the Swedish Sami Movement, 1886–2006.” Scandinavian Journal of History, vol.33, issue 1 (2008): 26–51. 


Mikkelsen, Egil. “The Vikings and Islam.” In The Viking World, ed. Stefan Brink in collaboration with Neil Price (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 543–549. 


Montgomery, James E. “Ibn Fadlan and the Rusiyyah.” Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 3 (2000), pp.1–25 (a translation of Ibn Fadlan's report about his encounter with the Rus). Free download. 


Spektorowski, Alberto and Mizrachi, Elisabet. “Eugenics and the Welfare State in Sweden: The Politics of Social Margins and the Idea of a Productive Society.” Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 39, no. 3 (2004): 333–352. 


Östling, Johan. “Swedish Narratives of the Second World War: A European Perspective.” Contemporary European History, 17:2 (2008): 197–211. Access via SH library: 


Cirka 800 pages 


Shorter texts may be included (about 100 pages).