Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Domains and Divisions of European History$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Johann P. Arnason and Natalie Doyle

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312144

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315251

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 12 July 2020

‘Norden’ as a European Region: Demarcation and Belonging

‘Norden’ as a European Region: Demarcation and Belonging

Chapter:
(p.198) Chapter 12 ‘Norden’ as a European Region: Demarcation and Belonging
Source:
Domains and Divisions of European History
Author(s):

Bo Stråth

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846312144.003.0012

This chapter focuses on the emergence of ‘Norden’ (which includes the Scandinavian countries Sweden, Norway, and Denmark plus Iceland and Finland) as a European region from the first half of the nineteenth century onwards. It argues that Nordic identification is based on the same external pressures responsible for the canalisation of the language of modernity. Both external and domestic pressures during the 1930s created a distinct profile of Europe and Norden in relation to the debates about how to deal with the Great Depression and the conflict unfolding in Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany. Nineteenth-century ‘Scandinavianism’ failed to achieve its stated goals, particularly regional unification, but nevertheless played an important role in the more gradual demarcation of the region.

Keywords:   Norden, Europe, Great Depression, Scandinavianism, regional unification, demarcation, Russia, Germany, Scandinavian countries, modernity

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.