Stockholm university
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Swedish History of Ideas

The course is an introduction to some important ideas and thinkers in Swedish history, from Sweden’s position as a great power in the 17th century until the Welfare state in the 20th century. Included are such topics as Linneaus, Swedish conceptions of nature and Strindberg.

Carta Marina
Detail from Olaus Magnus Carta Marina, 1539. James Ford Library. Wikimedia Commons

The course is designed to provide an initial orientation of some important themes in Swedish history of ideas from the Early Modern period onwards.