Boyesen Hjalmar Hjorth - The story of Norway


Author : Boyesen Hjalmar Hjorth
Title : The story of Nations The story of Norway
Year : 1886

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Preface. IT has been my ambition for many years to write a history of Norway, chiefly because no such book, worthy of the name, exists in the English language. When the publishers of the present series of "The Stories of the Nations" proposed to me to write the "story" of my native land, I therefore eagerly accepted their offer. The "story," however, according to their plan, was to differ in some important respects from a regular history. It was to dwell particularly upon the dramatic phases of historical events, and concern itself but slightly with the growth of institutions and sociological phenomena. It therefore necessarily takes small account of prOportion. In the present volume more space is given to the national hero, Olaf Tryggvesson, whose brief reign was crowded with dramatic events, than to kings who reigned ten times as long. For the same reason the four centuries of the Union with Denmark are treated with comparative brevity. Many thing happened, no doubt, during those centuries, but "there were few deeds." ...

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