Stockholm (Hardcover)

A Cultural History (Cityscapes)

By Tony Griffiths

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780195386387, 228pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

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Paperback (11/1/2009)

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Description

Situated on one of the world's most beautiful harbors, Stockholm has set the benchmark for civilized urban living since the time of the Vikings. Tony Griffiths reveals a city of power, intrigue, and murder; of scientists and investors; and a sensual city, home of Greta Garbo and the sm rg sbord. Its medieval period saw the Vasa dynasty turn a small town into the capital of a dominant European power and a major trading port. In the Napoleonic era, Stockholm established itself as a center of both technical and social innovation. While the city has suffered more than its fair share of misfortune, Stockholm's cultural and commercial elite transformed it into a community which now welcomes innovation and spreads the fruits of its achievements far beyond its borders.


About the Author

Tony Griffiths teaches at Flinders University and is the author of Scandinavia.