By Göran Rydén

Eighteenth-century Sweden used to be deeply fascinated with the method of globalisation: ships leaving Sweden’s vital ports exported bar iron that may force the economic Revolution, while arriving ships may deliver not just unique items and commodities to Swedish shoppers, but additionally new rules and cultural practices with them. while, Sweden was once an agricultural nation to a wide volume ruled via self-subsistence, and - for many - wealth used to be created inside this constitution. This quantity brings jointly a bunch of students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who search to offer a extra nuanced and elaborated photo of the Swedish cosmopolitan eighteenth century. jointly they paint an image of Sweden that's extra just like the one eighteenth-century intellectuals imagined, and support to situate Sweden in histories of cosmopolitanism of the broader world.

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