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- University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 67.50
Iceland, as described by Tomasson, has a fascinating, often contradictory culture, writes Seymour Martin Lipset in his forward to this book, the first sociological account in English of modern Icelandic society and the forces that have shaped it. Richar more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00
The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture. Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery, and maps reflect current political boundaries. Written by the most experienced professors teaching world regional... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 52.95
Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field. Bringing together today?s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics, Stefan Brink and Neil Price have constructed the first... more...
- Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95
The political structures of the Scandinavian nations have long stood as models for government and public policy. This comprehensive study examines how that ?Nordic model? of government developed, as well as its far-reaching influence. Respected Scandinavian historian Mary Hilson surveys the political bureaucracies of the five Nordic... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99
The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, yet they were also traders, settlers, and farmers, who have been variously perceived as poets, explorers, democrats, and statesmen. Julian Richards uses the latest archaeological evidence to reveal the whole Viking world, and examines their legacy - from medieval sagas to 19th Century nationalism.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95
Public health policies had a profound impact on urban life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, yet relatively few people took an active interest in the formulation of these policies. In this book Marjaana Niemi examines the impact of different political aims and pressures on 'scientific' health policies through the analysis... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 307.00
Compared to other medieval philologies, the particular nature of the literature of the North, and in particular of Iceland, has always meant that the study of Old Norse languages must be interdisciplinary and rely on methodical variety. This volume, published on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the Munich old Norse scholar, Kurt Schier, contains... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00
The central topic of this work are the Iron Age runic stones in modern-day Sweden, which are analysed for the first time in relation to where they were originally erected. An interdisciplinary approach first of all considers their archaeological environment, before analysing the inscriptions with regard to their intended site. The second part of the... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99
This book explores why the Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP) and the allied Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) have been reluctant to embrace calls from employers and bourgeois parties to liberalize Sweden's restrictive third-party national labor migration policy. Gregg Bucken-Knapp shows that the SAP and LO evaluate proposed labor migration... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 138.00
Contrary to previous assumptions, magic remained an integral part of everyday life in Enlightenment Europe. This book demonstrates that the endurance of magical practices, both benevolent and malevolent, was grounded in early modern perceptions of an interconnected body, self and spiritual cosmos. more...