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Guide to reference sources for Scandinavian studies, including scholarly and popular materials from the Nordic countries

Scandinavian Studies

Scandinavian studies is an academic field focusing on the culture, language, literature, history, and society of the Nordic countries. These include Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark, as well as the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Scandinavian studies is an interdisciplinary field combining a variety of scholarly disciplines—such as literature, language, folklore, history, and anthropology—to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Nordic region. Scholarship in this field examines the Nordic countries from various perspectives, including literary, political, economic, environmental, and cultural studies.


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