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A History of Denmark (3rd Edition)

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Macmillan Essential Histories

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In this introductory guide, Knud Jespersen traces the process of disintegration and reduction that helped to form the modern Danish state, and the historical roots of Denmark's international position. Beginning with the...

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In this introductory guide, Knud Jespersen traces the process of disintegration and reduction that helped to form the modern Danish state, and the historical roots of Denmark's international position. Beginning with the Reformation in the sixteenth century, Jespersen explains how the Denmark of today was shaped by wars, territorial losses, domestic upheavals, new methods of production, and changes in thought. Focusing on the interplay between history, politics and economics, this illuminating text offers an insider’s view of Danish identity formation over the last centuries.

This engaging textbook is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on Danish, Scandinavian or Nordic History. Concise and accessible, it will also appeal to anyone interested in gaining a clear understanding of the development of Denmark.

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  • Provides a fully up-to-date account of the history of Denmark, from 1500 to the present
  • Traces the historical background of the modern Danish welfare system
  • Includes helpful student resources, such as an updated Chronology and select Bibliography

 




  • Thoroughly revised and updated throughout
  • Increased focus on the wider Nordic and European contexts
  • Added material on imperialism and immigration
  • More material on science, literature, film, design and culture
  • New material on class and gender
  • New section on the North-Atlantic Danish commonwealth
  • New section on the contemporary security situation, including a discussion of the 2015 terror attack in Copenhagen
  • New section on the situation after Brexit, as seen from Denmark
  • Fully updated bibliography and references









Acknowledgements 
Maps
Introduction: What is Denmark and Who are the Danes?
Foreign and Security Policy: From the Gatekeeper of the Baltic to a Midget State
Domestic Policy, 1500-1848: The Era of Aristocracy and Absolutism
Domestic Policy since 1848: Democracy and the Welfare State
The Church and Culture from Luther to the Present
Economic Conditions: The Old Denmark, 1500-1800
Economic Conditions: The New Denmark since 1800
The Danes: A Tribe or a Nation?
Notes
Select Bibliography
A Short Chronology

The third edition of Knud J. V. Jespersen’s History of Denmark pairs an insider’s perspective on Danish history and politics with a keen assessment of how Denmark’s domestic situation has been affected by external, global developments. This book will be invaluable for English speakers trying to understand how one small country in the north Atlantic has had such an outsize influence on the world. – Julie K. Allen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Knud J. V. Jespersen’s History of Denmark, now in its third edition, is the most up-to-date comprehensive overview of Danish history available in English. Concise and readable, it is well-suited for both self-study and classroom use. – Mart Kuldkepp, University College London, UK
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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.

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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.

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