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  • Lexikon fränkischer Ortsnamenby Wolf-Armin Freiherr von Reitzenstein

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 23.14

    Ortsnamen sind lebendige Zeugnisse unserer Geschichte. Dieses Lexikon verfolgt nach einer ausführlichen Anleitung zur Benutzung in mehr als 1000 Artikeln die Entwicklung von Siedlungsnamen und Gewässernamen in Oberfranken, Mittelfranken und Unterfranken von der frühesten Nennung bis zur heutigen Schreibform. Und wenn die mundartliche Aussprache eines... more...

  • Ein Jahr in Islandby Tina Bauer

    Herder Verlag 2011; US$ 9.53

    »Ich sehe nur noch blau-weiß-rot. In jedem Fenster, in jedem Garten flattert die isländische Flagge: rotes Kreuz mit weißem Rand auf blauem Grund. Kinderwagen sind mit Fähnchen geschmückt. Backen sind mit den isländischen Farben bemalt. ?Til hamingju Ísland! Herzlichen Glückwunsch Island?, begrüßt mich Sóley vor dem Café Paris am Austurvöllur.« Hinreißend... more...

  • Travel Adventures - Scandinaviaby Henrik Berezin

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    The author is a native of Sweden and knows the region intimately. Discover Scandinavia's pristine wilderness with suggestions on the best places to ski, hike, cycle, canoe and dogsled. In Sweden, half the country is forested and there are thousands of lakes. The spectacular fjords of Norway are long, deep and surrounded by mountains. Some 25% of... more...

  • Skandinavier unterwegs in Europa (1000-1250)by Dominik Waßenhoven

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 119.00

    Die erhöhte Mobilität im Hochmittelalter leistete einen Beitrag zur Europäisierung Skandinaviens. Der Autor geht der Frage nach, welchen aktiven Anteil die Skandinavier an diesem Integrationsprozess hatten. Dazu wählt er einen prosopographischen Zugriff: Die Sammlung aller in nordeuropäischen und sonstigen Quellen überlieferten Personen, die aus Skandinavien... more...

  • Travel Adventures - Norwayby Henrik Berezin

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    On an international scale, Oslo is a pretty small capital but, with just over 500,000 people, it's Norway's biggest city by far. More than 10% of the country's total population lives here; if we count people in the entire Oslofjord area in the summertime, it amounts to one third of the population in Norway. What makes Oslo unique is its... more...

  • The A to Z of Icelandby Gudmundur Halfdanarson

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Iceland traces Iceland's history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading. This is done through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social,... more...

  • The Anthropology of Icelandby E. Paul Durrenberger; Gisli Palsson

    University of Iowa Press 1995; US$ 31.95

      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... more...

  • Around Iceland on Inspirationby Riaan Manser

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 9.99

    South Africa's best-known adventurer Riaan Manser takes on his toughest " and coldest - challenge ever, to kayak around Iceland accompanied by Dan Skinstad, who suffers from mild cerebral palsy. Confronted by icy seas, raging winter storms and logistical nightmares, the two adventurers overcome daunting obstacles, including coming to terms with how... more...

  • Copenhagen & the Best of Denmark Aliveby Norman Renouf

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Kingdom of Denmark has a long and fascinating history, and Copenhagen is one of Europe's most charming capitals. This guidebook takes readers on an intimate and well-researched tour through its historic streets. Visit palaces, cathedrals and museums, as well as bustling waterfronts and quiet parks and gardens. The author's favorite restaurants,... more...

  • The Faroe Islandsby Jonathan Wylie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Stranded in a stormy corner of the North Atlantic midway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are part of "the unknown Western Europe" -- a region of recent economic development and subnational peoples facing uncertain futures. This book tells the remarkable story of the Faroes' cultural survival since their Viking settlement in the early... more...