By Professor Knud J. V. Jespersen
In this introductory consultant, Knud J. V. Jespersen strains the method of disintegration and relief which helped to shape the fashionable Danish nation, and the historic roots of Denmark's overseas place. starting with the Reformation within the 16th century, Jespersen explains how the Denmark of this day was once formed by way of wars, territorial losses, household upheavals, new tools of creation, and adjustments in inspiration.
Thoroughly revised and up-to-date in mild of the newest learn, this moment version comprises new discussions of the Danish Enlightenment, Denmark's position in global conflict II, the sketch drawback of 2006 and present NATO debates, bringing the varied and turbulent historical past of the rustic correct as much as the current day.
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