The Agrarian History of Sweden: 4000 BC to AD 2000

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Janken Myrdal, Mats Morell
Nordic Academic Press, Jan 1, 2011 - History - 336 pages
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Comprehensive and concise, this account details the agrarian history of Sweden--as it is defined by its present national borders--from the Neolithic times to present day. Key historical concepts and events are discussed, including the introduction of planned agriculture alongside the domestication of animals; the feudal relationships and interactions between men and women, various age groups, and different social classes during the Middle Ages; the changes brought about by industrialism and the development of political democracy; the effects of World Wars I and II; and Sweden’s inclusion in the European Union in 1995. This study also examines the interdependence between agriculture and other industries as well as the relationship between agriculture and politics on a local, regional, national, and international level.

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Agriculture in Sweden 800 bcad 1000
46
Farming and feudalism 10001700
72
The agricultural revolution in Sweden 17001870
118
Agriculture in industrial society 18701945
165
The tension between modernity and reality 19452010
214
Swedish agrarian history the wider view
257
Notes
271
Statistical appendix
285
Bibliography
302
Index
330
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About the author (2011)

Janken Myrdal is a professor of agrarian history at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Uppsala, Sweden. 

Mats Morell is a professor of economic history at Stockholm University.

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