Soul of the North

A Social, Architectural and Cultural History of the Nordic Countries 1700-1940

Neil Kent

Soul of the North
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Neil Kent

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416 pages | 7.5 x 9.75
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781861890672 Published October 2004 For sale in North and South America only
The social and cultural history of the Nordic region (including Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Greenland), as well as that of outlying former provinces such as Swedish Pomerania and the erstwhile Caribbean colonies, is examined in this unique study. Religious and spiritual values, family life and sexuality, health and hygiene, town and country and slavery in the tropical colonies are amongst the topics dealt with in some depth. At the same time, Neil Kent also provides an architectural and artistic history of the region.
1. Christianity, Spirituality and the Church
2. The Family and Sexuality
3. Health, Hygiene and Disease
4. Nordic Life in the Town and Country
5. Germans, Xenophobia and the Growth of National Identities
6. Regal and Imperial Visions
7. European Arctic Hegemony: Scandinavian Overseas Colonies in the Far North
8. A Peculiar Institution: Slavery, the Tropics and Scandinavian Colonial Expansion
Some Conclusions
Chronology of Political Events
Chronology of Cultural and Scientific Events
Photographic Acknowledgements
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