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- University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 29.95
The Anthropology of Iceland presents the first perspectives on Icelandic anthropology from both Icelandic and foreign anthropologists. The thirteen essays in this volume are divided into four themes: ideology and action; kinship and gender; culture, class, and ethnicity; and the Commonwealth period of circa 930 to 1220, which saw the flowering... more...
- Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 39.95
Iceland is an enigmatic island country marked by contradiction: it’s a part of Europe, yet separated from it by the Atlantic Ocean; it’s seemingly inhospitable, yet home to more than 300,000. Wasteland with Words explores these paradoxes to uncover the mystery of Iceland. In Wasteland with Words Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon presents... more...
- Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 31.99
In the autumn of 1944, around 70,000 people fled Estonia in the face of the Red Army's advance; most of them believed the Soviet occupation would be short-lived and they would soon be able to return home. A comprehensive study of a common yet neglected phenomenon, this book tells the stories of the hoards of valuable belongings hidden by these Estonian... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00
This book reveals the inadequacy of many previous discussions of English economic life, which have ignored or dismissed the influence of cultural factors. Waddell argues that certain fundamental beliefs remained the frame through which people viewed food marketing, labour relations, land use, poor relief, and many other 'earthly' concerns. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
The performance of heritage takes place in prestigious institutions such as museums and archives, in officially sanctioned spaces such as jubilees and public monuments, but also in more mundane, ephemeral and banal cultural practices, such as naming of phenomena, viewing exhibitions or walking in the countryside. This volume examines the performance... more...
- Oval Books 2009; US$ 4.99
An insightful, humorous look at Icelandic character and values. " Not only has an Icelander held the title of World's Strongest Man, but there have been several Icelandic Miss Worlds. There have also been a surprising number of Icelandic chess grandmasters, and Iceland has more writers and artists per capita than any other country on earth.... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15
One of the greatest medieval warriors Harald Sigurdsson, nicknamed Hardrada (Harold the Ruthless or hard ruler) fell in battle in an attempt to snatch the crown of England. The spectacular and heroic career which ended at Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire on 25 September 1066 had taken Harald from Norway to Russia and Constantinople and saw him gain a... more...
- Helion & Company 2006; US$ 25.00
This book chronicles the final conflict over the now almost forgotten Schleswig-Holstein Question, once a pivotal issue for the great powers of Europe. The campaign of Schleswig and Jutland was also the first of Otto von Bismarcks Wars of German Unification, which together created a united German Empire under Prussian leadership.... more...
- Helion & Company 2011; US$ 19.99
The war of 1864 between Austria and Prussia on the one side and Denmark on the other was short but important for European history. The two Germanic great powers combined to force a much weaker but intransigent Denmark to cede its two provinces of Schleswig and Holstein, which freed German territory from foreign rule, but the war also marked the end... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 159.95
The first full English translation, annotated by excerpts from other writings, and illustrated, of Memories of My Life. This memoir illuminates Danish provincial life, childhood and education, and also relevant to the study of nineteenth-century womens history and literature. more...