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- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 293.00
Medieval Nordic legal sources are to be found from Greenland, the Scandinavian countries to Russia. The acceptance of Christianity led to decisive changes in these legal sources, the polity, private law and everyday life. This volume considers the sources, explains how they came about and reviews their content and their further development until about... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 32.99
One of the world's leading woman politicians tells her inspiring story At forty-one, Gro Harlem Brundtland, physician and mother of four, was appointed prime minister of Norway-the youngest person and the first woman ever to hold that office. In this refreshingly forthright memoir, Brundtland traces her unusual and meteoric career. She grew up... 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
Using an analytical framework based on Foucault's concept of governmentality and through unique case-studies, this volume explores the ongoing transformations taking place in the Swedish welfare state. more...
- Nordic Academic Press 2011; US$ 41.99
Exploring the relationship between animals and humans in Scandinavia from the Roman Iron Age to the Viking Period, this book interprets Old Norse mythology?in which imaginary creatures with strong characters were invented?and examines the importance of animals in the human world. According to Old Norse perceptions, real and fantasy animals in Midgard... more...
- Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 41.99
In Stockholm in January of 1945, an assembly of Swedish diplomats and businessmen initiated an organization that was to improve the country?s reputation abroad. The new, semi-governmental Swedish Institute was charged with explaining Sweden?s policy of neutrality during the war, with encouraging peace-building, and with promoting foreign trade in... more...
- Nordic Academic Press 2006; US$ 67.99
Consisting of more than 70 papers written by scholars concerned with pre-Christian Norse religion, the articles discuss subjects such as archaeology, art history, historical archaeology, history, history of ideas, theological history, literature, onomastics, Scandinavian languages, and Scandinavian studies. The interdisciplinary aim of the book brings... more...
- Nordic Academic Press 1997; US$ 19.99
Explaining the mechanisms behind the larger processes of globalization, modernization, and cultural imperialism, this book explores the realms of daily life in Sweden and how cultural impulses are actually integrated in the lives of ordinary people. The dreams, opinions, actions, and consumption desires of individuals with different social backgrounds... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
Whether in science or in international politics, neutrality has sometimes been promoted, not only as a viable political alternative but as a lofty ideal ? in politics by nations proclaiming their peacefulness, in science as an underpinning of epistemology, in journalism and other intellectual pursuits as a foundation of a professional ethos. Time... more...