Neil Kent is based at Cambridge University and the St Petersburg State Academy of Art, Architecture and Culture, specialising in European history and culture. His many previous books include The Soul of the North: A Social, Architectural and Cultural History of the Nordic Countries, 1770-1940 and Helsinki: A Cultural and Literary History.
'This detailed and comprehensive study of a people who have lived for thousands of years on Europe's northernmost margins reveals an astonishing diversity of language, culture and livelihoods. The lands of the Sami, as Neil Kent so ably shows, embrace far more than reindeers and Yuletide tourism.' * David Kirby, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London and author of A Concise History of Finland * 'The Sami People of the North is exhaustive, nuanced, and best of all, accessible. With his sustained attention to historical detail, Neil Kent has done a valuable service for anyone thinking about the Sami - or, for that matter, indigenous populations generally.' * Nick McDonell, author of Twelve and The Civilization of Perpetual Movement: Nomadism in World Politics *