New book from Stockholm University Press: Kunskapens tider. Historiska perspektiv på kunskapssamhället (”The knowledge society. A historical perspective”) Annika Sandén & Elisabeth Elgán (eds.)

Today’s society is often characterized as a knowledge society, in contrast to the earlier industrial society. Historians know that all societies are and have been knowledge societies. Without the ability to create, transfer, and use knowledge, between individuals and groups, power areas would neither have been built nor maintained.

This edited volume reflects how historical actors, both those in power as well as laymen and officials, have produced and utilised the information and knowledge from the Middle Ages until today. It acommodates research into census, urbanisation, history of kings and queens, exercise of public authority, social and political movements, disciplining and formation of opinion. This book is published in Swedish.

Contributing authors

In Kunskapens tider. Historiska perspektiv på kunskapssamhället (”The knowledge society. A historical perspective”) nine researchers from the Department of History at Stockholm University contribute with examples of the need for and use of knowledge, in different historical situations and periods.

Editorial Board of History

Kunskapens tider. Historiska perspektiv på kunskapssamhället (”The knowledge society. A historical perspective”) is the first volume from the Editorial Board of History and it is published in Swedish

The Editorial Board of history welcomes manuscripts in the fields of culture, history, social history, political history, foreign policy history, gender and women’s history, maritime history and urban history, both in the early modern and modern history and medieval history.

How to access this book

At the Stockholm University Press website you can download an ePub or pdf-file that allows you to read the book online or access it on multiple devices. You may also also order a print copy of the book through the website.

Stockholm University Press

Stockholm University Press (SUP) is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books. We aim to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination, so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.


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