Scandinavian Journal of History

The Scandinavian Journal of History presents articles on Scandinavian history and review essays surveying themes in recent Scandinavian historical research. It concentrates on perspectives of national historical particularities and important long-term and short-term developments. The editorial policy gives particular priority to Scandinavian topics and to efforts of placing Scandinavian developments into a larger context. Studies explicitly comparing Scandinavian processes and phenomena to those in other parts of the world are therefore regarded as particularly important. In addition to publishing articles and review essays, the journal includes short book reviews. Review essay proposals and polemical communications are welcomed.

The Scandinavian Journal of History is published for the Historical Associations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Scandinavian subcommittees of the International Committee of Historical Sciences.

5 issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 40 (1)

vol. 40 (1): 0-0
The late-medieval crisis quantified
vol. 40 (1): 1-24
The Fading of the Ancien Régime Mentality
vol. 40 (1): 25-47
The State of Autonomy
vol. 40 (1): 48-69
The 18th-century traditions of representation in a new age of revolution
vol. 40 (1): 70-96
‘Arsenic of the size of a pea’
vol. 40 (1): 97-118
The German Hansa and Bergen 1100-1600
vol. 40 (1): 119-123
Napoleon: the end of glory
vol. 40 (1): 123-127
An Armchair Traveller’s History of Finland
vol. 40 (1): 127-129
The Vikings and their Enemies
vol. 40 (1): 129-132

Volume 39 (2)

Beyond the Military Revolution: the civil and military spheres in early modern Scandinavia
vol. 39 (2): 147-152
The Descents of Military Violence against Civilians: a history of the present
vol. 39 (2): 153-169
The Final Argument: war and the merging of the military and civilian spheres in 17th-century Sweden
vol. 39 (2): 170-184
Wounded Veterans and the State: the precursor of the veteran’s home in Sweden (1560–1650)
vol. 39 (2): 185-197
Winning a War with Words: oaths as means in military conflict in early modern Scandinavia
vol. 39 (2): 198-211
The Consolation of Soldiers: religious life in the Swedish army during the Great Northern War
vol. 39 (2): 212-225
Replacing a Father: civilian aspects of the Swedish military, 1600–1800
vol. 39 (2): 226-245
Soldiers and Citizens: the concept of citizenship and the Anjala Covenant, 1788–1790
vol. 39 (2): 246-263

Volume 39 (1)

vol. 39 (1): 1-3
An Industrious Revolution in Norway?
vol. 39 (1): 4-26