Reviews

Writing history politically. A safe haven for war criminals?

Mats Deland, Purgatorium: Sverige och andra världskrigets förbrytare[Purgatory: Sweden and the criminals of World War II] Stockholm: Atlas 2010 568 pages

By Matthew Kott 1 kommentar till A safe haven for war criminals?

A chancellor who also cared for commoners. Power politics with letters as weapons

Rikskanslern Axel Oxenstiernas skrifter och brevväxling Avd. 2. Bd 13 Brev från Jacob Spens och Jan Rutgers Utgivna av Arne Jönsson [Lord High Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna’s writings and correspondence II:13 Letters from Jacob Spens and Jan Rutgers Published by Arne Jönsson] Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (2007) 643 pages Rikskanslern Axel Oxenstiernas skrifter och brevväxling Avd. 1. Bd 16 Brev 1636–1654 Del 1–2 Utgivna av Helmut Backhaus [Lord High Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna’s writings and correspondence I:16 Letters 1636–1654 Parts 1–2. Published by Helmut Backhaus] Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities/Swedish National Archives (2009) 883 pages.

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Rich food for thought. A tribute to a pioneer in Scandinavian studies

Norbert Götz, Jan Hecker-Stempehl & Stephan Michael Schröder (eds.) Vom alten Norden zum neuen Europa Politische Kultur im Ostseeraum Festschrift für Bernd Hennigsen, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, Berlin 2010, 458 pages.

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Furrows in the agrarian field. Leaving deep traces

Britt Liljewall et al. (eds.) Agrarhistoria på många sätt 28 studier om människan och jorden, Festskrift till Janken Myrdal på hans 60-årsdag [Diverse approaches to the history of agriculture: 28 studies of humanity and the earth: Essays in honor of Janken Myrdal on his 60th birthday] Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry 2009, 552 pages + Jouko Nikula (ed.) Maaseutuaiheita — Rural Motifs, Essays in Honor of Professor Leo Granberg, Helsinki, Aleksanteri Series 5:2009, 237 pages

+ Anders Björnsson, Skuggor av ett förflutet Bondeförbundet och trettiotalet, En idéhistorisk essä [Shadows of the past: The Swedish Farmers’ League and the nineteen-thirties: An essay in intellectual history] Lund: Sekel 2009, 213 pages

+ Ann-Katrin Hatje, Svensk välfärd, genus och social rationalism under 1900-talet, [Swedish welfare, gender, and social rationalism in the 20th century] Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University 2009. 227 pages

By Ann-Catrin Östman Inga kommentarer till Leaving deep traces

Confrontation or compromise? Peasant leaders in interbellum Europe

Mark Biondich, Stjepan Radić, the Croat Peasant Party, and the Politics of Mass Mobilization, 1904–1928, Toronto. University of Toronto Press 2000, xi, 344 pages + R. J. Crampton, Aleksandǔr Stamboliĭski: Bulgaria. London, Haus Publishing 2009, xi, 192 pages

+ Daniel E. Miller, Forging Political Compromise, Antonín Ŝvela and the Czechoslovak Republican Party, 1918–1933, Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh Press 1999, 323 pages

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Ethnopolitical dilemmas. Europe’s 20th century: the century of expulsions

Detlef Brandes, Holm Sundhausen & Stefan Troebst (eds.) Lexikon der Vertreibungen Deportation, Zwangsaussiedlung und ethnische Säuberung im Europa des 20. Jahrhunderts. [Lexicon of expulsions: Deportation, forced resettlement, and ethnic cleansing in twentieth-century Europe] In cooperation with Kristina Kaiserová und Krzysztof Ruchniewicz Vienna, Cologne & Weimar Dmytro Meyshkov, 2010, 801 pages

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Brodsky’s credo. Aesthetics is the mother of ethics

Bengt Jangfeldt Språket är Gud Anteckningar om Joseph Brodsky [Language is God: Notes on Joseph Brodsky] Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand 2010 367 pages

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Research on Russia from a Finnish horizon. Avoiding collapse by framing institutions

Russia Lost or Found? Patterns and Trajectories Edited by Hiski Haukkala and Sinikukka Saari Helsinki: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Edita 2009 217 pages

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Reflections on the historiography of a reactionary era

Andrei Zubov, (ed. and author), Istoriia Rossii, XX vek. 1894–1939, Istoriia Rossii, XX vek. 1939–2007, [The history of Russia: The 20th century. 1894– 1939; The history of Russia: The 20th century. 1939–2007] Moscow: Astrel 2009, 1,023+829 pages

By Lennart Samuelson 8 kommentarer till Reflections on the historiography of a reactionary era

Keeping an eye on a neighbor. A German look on Denmark

Bernd Henningsen, Dänemark C H Beck. 2009, 229 pages (From the series: Die Deutschen und ihre Nachbarn)

By Anders Björnsson 1 kommentar till A German look on Denmark