Klas Rönnbäck

is an economic historian at the University of Gothenburg. He specializes in European colonial trade during the early modern period.


Port of Gothenburg

Traces of ignominy

Gothenburg's French block and Sweden's hunt for colonies

Gothenburg’s Franska tomten neighbourhood takes its name from a French warehouse established in the eighteenth-century through a colonial trade-off between the French and Swedish crowns. Today, the name’s origins are largely forgotten, writes Klas Rönnbäck.

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