Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-6464-9 • Hardback • July 2016 • $177.00 • (£137.00)
978-1-4422-6465-6 • eBook • July 2016 • $168.00 • (£131.00)
Alastair H. Thomas is emeritus professor of Nordic Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. He has written broadly on the history and politics of Denmark, Scandinavia and social democracy.
Editor’s Foreword Editor Jon Woronoff
The Danish commonwealth
The Faroe Islands
The Arctic Sea
Southern Jutland, Slesvig and Holsten
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix 1: The Danish Monarchs
Appendix 2: Prime Ministers and Cabinets, 1848-2015
Appendix 3: Party Shares of Cabinet Office
Appendix 4: Party Shares of Votes, 1890-2015
Appendix 5: Referendums, 1916-2015
Appendix 6: Denmark’s Population, 1769-2000
About the Author
This is a very useful book, as there is little in English specifically dedicated to this old European country. It has over a thousand entries about important events, issues, themes and locations related to this Scandinavian country. The text has been revised and updated, and the book is almost 100 pages longer than the second edition. It is very much a biographical dictionary as well, as there are hundreds of entries on those individuals who helped shape Denmark's history. . . .Suitable for the reference collections of large public and academic libraries.
— American Reference Books Annual
For a small country of five and a half million people, Denmark has made a big impact on the world, and its history, like that of the rest of Scandinavia, is too little studied in English-speaking countries. As far as this reviewer could ascertain, Historical Dictionary ofDenmark is the only English-language title to provide a compact reference overview of Denmark’s history…. Thomas, in his Preface, says that his intention is to 'give English-speaking readers the means to become familiar with the main lines of Danish history and the lives and achievements of the many great Danes who have contributed to the development of their country and its culture or have made their mark on the world stage.' Historical Dictionary of Denmark unquestionably achieves this objective. This is the best one-volume general reference on Danish history in the English-language, and it belongs in all libraries where Scandinavia is a subject of study or interest.
— Reference Reviews