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Palgrave Macmillan

KNUD J.V. JESPERSEN was formerly Professor of Modern History at the University of Southern Denmark and Royal Historiographer to H.M. the Queen of Denmark.

Maps of Denmark
Introduction: What is Denmark and Who are the Danes?
Foreign and Security Policy: From Gatekeeper of the Baltic to a Midget State
Domestic Policy, 1500-1848: The Era of Aristocracy and Absolutism
Domestic Policy, 1848-2000: Democracy and the Welfare State
The Church and Culture from Luther to Postmodernism
Economic Conditions: The Old Denmark, 1500-1800
Economic Conditions: The New Denmark, 1800-2010
The Danes: A Tribe or a Nation?
Select Bibliography
A Short Chronology


Praise for the first edition: 'An eminently approachable and readable introduction to Danish history.' - Thomas Munck, University of Glasgow
For the second edition: 'This new, updated, edition of A History of Denmark continues to be a very useful text for students of Danish history.' - Karl-Erik Frandsen, Lecturer in History, University of Copenhagen
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