Skånes Historia Till Saxo och Skånelagen [The History of Skåne to Saxo and the Skåne Act]
Stockholm: Norstedts, 1947. Very Good / Very Good. Item #9826
Stockholm: Norstedts, 1947. First Edition. Octavo (21.5x15x3cm); 497pp, including index. Nearly 100 photographic and documentary illustrations. Pictorial dustjacket; volume in oat-colored true linen, with maroon, black and gilt spine titling. Gray topstain to textblock. Entirely in Swedish.
Dustjacket shows minimal corner- and edgewear, with one small (1cm) closed tear on front. Volume nearly as new; textblock unmarred and unmarked.
The historical region of Skåne—as in Scan-dinavia—has been at points Danish, at others Swedish, and anciently in much dispute. Now the southernmost region of Sweden, its history is here surveyed chronologically from the primeval world to the formalization of Skåne Law (the “Skåne Act”) in the age of Saxo Grammaticus—who provided one of Shakespeare’s sources for Hamlet. Ingvar Andersson (1899-1974) was a Swedish historian, member of the Swedish Academy, and director of the nation’s National Archives.