Founded in the mid-thirteenth century, Stockholm is the gateway to, and capital of, Sweden. This historical dictionary aims to familiarize readers with the influential figures, notable landmarks, infrastructure and history of Stockholm. Following an overview of the geography, history, economy and culture of this beautiful city is a chronology of outstanding events. Entries in the extensive dictionary section cover significant persons, events, institutions and groups associated with Stockholm, and noteworthy neighborhoods and districts are described by an author who knows them intimately. The comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography is divided by area of specialization to assist easy reference. Various appendices deal with topics such as buildings, museums, sporting events, authors connected with the city, art museums and galleries, mayors of Stockholm and a comprehensive variety of statistics. Not intended as a travel guide, but rather as a quick reference to general background on the city, this illustrated volume provides a wealth of information about a wide range of details.
Dennis E. Gould(B.A., Honours, University College, London) is a former prinicipal of the Anglo-American School in Stockholm and was awarded the Member of the British Empire medal by Queen Elizabeth for services to international education in Stockholm. He is the author of several travel books, the first of which was Let's Visit Sweden.