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In the borderland between song and speech
Jan-Olof Svantesson, Håkan Lundström (ed.) | In the borderland between song and speech. Vocal expressions in oral cultures | Lund University Press | 2022
This is a study of vocal expressions in the borderland between speech and song, based on performances from cultural contexts where oral transmission dominates. Approaches drawn from perspectives belonging to both ethnomusicology and linguistics are integrated in the analysis. As the ...
Erik Hedling (ed.) | Ingmar Bergman. An Enduring Legacy | Lund University Press 9 | 2021
This unique collection focuses on the work of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Written in the wake of the centenary of Bergman's birth in 2018, the volume aims to combine new approaches to Bergman's films and writings with more traditional analyses. Established themes such ...
The Environmental Turn in Postwar Sweden
David Larsson Heidenblad | The Environmental Turn in Postwar Sweden. A New History of Knowledge | Lund University Press 8 | 2021
The Stockholm Conference of 1972 drew the world's attention to the global environmental crisis, but for people in Sweden the threat was nothing new. Anyone who read the papers or watched the television news was already familiar with the issues. Five years early, in the summer of 1967, ...
Colonial Powers and Ethiopian Frontiers 1880-1884
Sven Rubenson, Amsalu Aklilu, Shiferaw Bekele, Samuel Rubenson (ed.) | Colonial Powers and Ethiopian Frontiers 1880-1884 | Lund University Press 4 | 2021
Colonial powers and Ethiopian frontiers 1880-1884 is the fourth volume of Acta Aethiopica, a series that presents original Ethiopian documents of nineteenth-century Ethiopian history with English translations and scholarly notes. The documents have been collected from dozens of ...
Jes Wienberg | Heritopia. World Heritage and modernity | Lund University Press | 2021
Heritopia investigates the meanings of the past in the present, focusing on Abu Simbel in Egypt and other World Heritage sites. It explores and resolves a number of paradoxes: the past is impossible to preserve for eternity; all preservation implies change; preservation of one site ...
Incest in Sweden 1680–1940
Bonnie Clementsson | Incest in Sweden 1680–1940. A history of forbidden relations | Lund University Press | 2020
In early modern Sweden, if a man and his deceased wife's sister were found guilty of engaging in sexual intercourse they would be sentenced to death by beheading. Today the same relationship is not even illegal. Covering the period 1680-1940, this book analyses both incest crimes and ...
Subsidies, Diplomacy and State Formation in Europe, 1494–1789
Svante Norrhem, Erik Thomson (ed.) | Subsidies, Diplomacy and State Formation in Europe, 1494–1789. Economies of Allegiance | Lund University Press | 2020
This book examines early modern politics, diplomacy and finance by looking at the transfer of money and other resources between sovereigns in return for military or political service, often known as the payment of 'subsidies'. Focusing on payments made by the French crown, the ...
Overwhelmed by overflows?
Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren (ed.) | Overwhelmed by overflows? How people and organizations create and manage excess | Lund University Press | 2019
This transdisciplinary volume investigates the ways in which people and organisations deal with the overflow of information, goods or choices. It explores two main themes: the emergence of overflows and the management of overflows, in the sense of either controlling or coping with ...
Mia-Marie Hammarlin | Exposed. Living with scandal, rumour, and gossip | Lund University Press | 2019
This book illuminates the personal experience of being at the centre of a media scandal. The existential level of that experience is highlighted by means of the application of ethnological and phenomenological perspectives to extensive empirical material drawn from a Swedish context. ...
Scepticism and Belief in Witchcraft Drama, 1538-1681
Eric Pudney | Scepticism and Belief in Witchcraft Drama, 1538-1681 | Lund University Press | 2019
This is a study of the representation of witches in early modern English drama, organised around the themes of scepticism and belief. It covers the entire early modern period, including the Restoration, and pays particular attention to three plays in which witchcraft is central: The ...
Humboldt and the Modern German University
Johan Östling | Humboldt and the Modern German University. An Intellectual History | Lund University Press | 2018
This book is about the idea of the university in modern Germany. Its primary focus is how the Humboldtian tradition was transformed and how it gave direction to debates around higher education. By combining approaches from intellectual history, conceptual history and the history of ...