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José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001

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Historical Writing in Scandinavia

Historical Writing in Scandinavia

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(p.449) Chapter 22 Historical Writing in Scandinavia
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The Oxford History of Historical Writing
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Karen Skovgaard-Petersen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0023

This chapter examines historical writing in Scandinavia from 1400–1800, moving a long way from late medieval Scandinavia — with few cultural centres and limited access to a limited number of manuscript texts — to the urbanized and literate Scandinavian society in the age of the French Revolution. Since Scandinavian historians were primarily concerned with writing the history of their own country, the chapter focuses on the writing of national history.

Keywords:   Scandinavian historical writing, historiography, national history, native traditions

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