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  • Icelandby Richard F. Tomasson

    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...

  • The Vikingsby Julian D. Richards

    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...

  • Landnahme-Mythos, kulturelles Gedächtnis und nationale Identitätby Marion Lerner

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 49.00

    Hauptbeschreibung Als sich Island zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts von Dänemark löste und sich gleichzeitig tief greifende Modernisierungsprozesse vollzogen, intensivierte sich der Diskurs über eine isländische nationale Identität. Auch die Gründung von Reisevereinen wurde in diesem nationalen Kontext gedeutet. So nahmen die Akteure den Gründungsmythos... more...

  • Images of Contemporary Icelandby Gisli Palsson; E. Paul Durrenberger

    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...

  • Wasteland with Wordsby Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon

    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...

  • Treasured Memoriesby Mats Burstrom

    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...

  • God, Duty and Community in English Economic Life, 1660-1720by Brodie Waddell

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    An analysis of later Stuart economic culture that contributes significantly to our understanding of early modern society. more...

  • Performing Nordic Heritageby Peter Aronsson; Lizette Gradén

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Icelandersby Richard Sale

    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...

  • Harald Hardradaby John Marsden

    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...