An Economic History of Sweden, Volume 95

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Harvard University Press, 1954 - Business & Economics - 308 pages
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Long respected as a classic in Europe, this translation is welcomed as the first comprehensive survey of Swedish economic history available in this country. Herein the late Eli Filip Heckscher discusses Swedish economy from the feudalism of the Middle Ages to World War II socialism.

Complete coverage is given to such diverse yet interrelated subjects as land distribution and use, agrarian reforms, growth of cities, social structure, foreign influence and immigration, development of iron and other metals, forest industry, population growth, trade beginnings, cooperatives, and the growth of socialism.

Faithfully translated, and with a newly added conclusion by Gunnar Heckscher, the author's son, this interesting book is valuable as a study of one of Europe's most economically advanced countries. Well-illustrated with maps, charts, and graphs, it provides invaluable reference material.

 

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Contents

Commodity Composition of the Trade between Stockholm
1
INTRODUCTION
3
THE MIDDLE AGES
17
THE MATURITY OF THE MEDIEVAL
61
Commodity Composition of Swedish Exports in the Reign
64
FOREIGN INFLUENCES AND ECO
79
Distribution of Land Ownership in Sweden
126
THE FOUNDATION OF MODERN
130
Growth Rates of the Swedish Population 17211935
135
Composition of the Population in Sweden Proper and
141
Mining and Metal Making in Sweden in 1772
174
Density of population in 1750 and 1938 following
182
THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION
209
CHARTS
298
INDEX
303
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Eli F. Heckscher was Professor of Economic History at the University of Stockholm.

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