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 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
Consumption and endeavour
vol. 39 (1): 27-48
Manufacturing in the 18th Century
vol. 39 (1): 49-77
‘Likewise no one shall be tortured’
vol. 39 (1): 78-99
The non-graded elementary school
vol. 39 (1): 100-125
Sweden’s Historical Mission and World War I
vol. 39 (1): 126-146

Volume 38 (5)

Editorial Board
vol. 38 (5): 0-0
Banishment, Urban Community and Judicial Practice: Thieves in mid-17th-century Turku
vol. 38 (5): 549-567
Lost at Sea: Finnish government, shipping companies and the United Nations embargo against China during the 1950s
vol. 38 (5): 568-589
Immigrant Policy Developing in Copenhagen and Ishøj in the 1970s
vol. 38 (5): 590-611
Layers of Disunity: The presidential politics of Finnish business, 1981–1982
vol. 38 (5): 612-635