Governing in the Early Modern Sapmi

Author(s): Magdalena Naum

Year: 2016


In the 17th century, the Swedish kingdom launched exploitation and colonization programs in the northern region of Sápmi. These programs involved political, economic and cultural rhetoric of reform, progress and utility as well as practical and material actions of rearranging the landscape. Traditionally this process has been viewed as largely designed and controlled by the state with rather passive participation/resistance of the Sami. In this paper I will challenge this picture and discuss the role of Sami knowledge, practices and decisions in the development of political economy in early modern Sápmi.

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Governing in the Early Modern Sapmi. Magdalena Naum. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434446)


Colonialism Knowledge Sami

Geographic Keywords
Sweden Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
Early Modern Period

Spatial Coverage

min long: 11.113; min lat: 55.34 ; max long: 24.167; max lat: 69.06 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 177