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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...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99
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...
- 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 Magn˙sson presents a wide-ranging... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00
An analysis of later Stuart economic culture that contributes significantly to our understanding of early modern society. more...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 116.86
This book presents case studies that focus on the scope and impact of Scandinavian colonial expansion in the North, Africa, Asia and America as well as within Scandinavia itself. more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 70.00
In an era cross-cut with various agendas and expressions of national belonging and global awareness, "the nation" as a collective reference point and experienced entity stands at the center of complex identity struggles. This book explores how such struggles unfold in practice at a highly symbolic battlefield site in the Danish/German borderland.... more...
- Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 25.00
The analysis of silk is a fascinating topic for research in itself but here, focusing on the 9th and 10th centuries, Marianne Vedeler takes a closer look at the trade routes and the organization of production, trade and consumption of silk during the Viking Age. Beginning with a presentation of the silk finds in the Oseberg burial, the richest Viking... more...
- Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00
?Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norway? explores the surprising significance of Norway in the writing of British women during the nineteenth century, the country offering a place of freedom and possibility beyond Victorian Britain. more...