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Read online Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North Scandinavia is the epitome of cool we fill our homes with Nordic furniture we envy their humane social welfare system and their healthy outdoor lifestyle we glut ourselves on their crime fiction even their strangely attractive melancholia seems to express a stoic commonsensical acceptance of life s vicissitudes But how valid is this outsider s view of Scandinavia and how accurate our picture of life in Scandinavia today .

em Scandinavians em follows a chronological progression across the Northern centuries the Vendel era of Swedish prehistory the age of the Vikings the Christian conversions of Denmark Norway Sweden and Iceland the unified Scandinavian state of the late Middle Ages the sea change of the Reformation the kingdom of Denmark Norway King Gustav Adolphus and the age of Sweden s greatness the cultural golden age of Ibsen Strindberg and Munch the impact of the Second World War Scandinavia s postwar social democratic nirvana and the terror attacks of Anders Behring Breivik .

em Scandinavians em is also a personal investigation with award winning author Robert Ferguson as the ideal companion as he explores wide ranging topics such as the power and mystique of Scandinavian women from the Valkyries to the Vikings from Nora and Hedda to Garbo and Bergman This digressive technique is familiar from the writings of W G Sebald and in Ferguson s hands it is deployed with particular felicity accessibility and deftness richly illuminating our understanding of modern Scandinavia its society politics culture and temperament by Robert Ferguson

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Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North
Title:Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North
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Number of Pages:480
Category:History, Travel, Non fiction, Memoir
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Widely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher Kierkegaard s philosophical priority of human reality over idealism and his emphasis on personal choice make him an astoundingly relevant thinker today br br Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher theologian literary stylist and social critic Born in in Copenhagen his philosophical work addressed living as a single individual and the importance of personal choice A famously fierce critic of the idealist thinkers of his time including Hegel Goethe and Hans Christian Anderson he is regarded as the first existentialist philosopher and his em Fear and Trembling em is one of the classics of modern philosophy Here you will find insights from his greatest works in the em Great Thinkers on Modern Life em series which highlights ideas most relevant to ordinary everyday dilemmas, Scandinavia is the epitome of cool we fill our homes with Nordic furniture we envy their humane social welfare system and their healthy outdoor lifestyle we glut ourselves on their crime fiction even their strangely attractive melancholia seems to express a stoic commonsensical acceptance of life s vicissitudes But how valid is this outsider s view of Scandinavia and how accurate our picture of life in Scandinavia today br br br em Scandinavians em follows a chronological progression across the Northern centuries the Vendel era of Swedish prehistory the age of the Vikings the Christian conversions of Denmark Norway Sweden and Iceland the unified Scandinavian state of the late Middle Ages the sea change of the Reformation the kingdom of Denmark Norway King Gustav Adolphus and the age of Sweden s greatness the cultural golden age of Ibsen Strindberg and Munch the impact of the Second World War Scandinavia s postwar social democratic nirvana and the terror attacks of Anders Behring Breivik br br br em Scandinavians em is also a personal investigation with award winning author Robert Ferguson as the ideal companion as he explores wide ranging topics such as the power and mystique of Scandinavian women from the Valkyries to the Vikings from Nora and Hedda to Garbo and Bergman This digressive technique is familiar from the writings of W G Sebald and in Ferguson s hands it is deployed with particular felicity accessibility and deftness richly illuminating our understanding of modern Scandinavia its society politics culture and temperament, No description available, Essential life lessons from Soren Kierkegaard one of life s Great Thinkers brought to you by novelist and dramatist Robert Ferguson