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  • 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...

  • Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norwayby Kathryn Walchester

    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...

  • Silk for the Vikingsby Marianne Vedeler

    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...

  • World Film Locations: Reykjavíkby Jez Conolly; Caroline Whelan

    Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 19.00

    Though the creative community of Reykjavík, Iceland, has earned a well-deserved reputation for its unique artistic output?most notably the popular music that has emerged from the city since the 1980s?Reykjavík?s filmmakers have received less attention than they merit. World Film Locations: Reykjavík corrects this imbalance, shedding new light on the... more...

  • Borders of Belongingby Mads Daugbjerg

    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...

  • Performing Nordic Heritageby Ms Lizette Gradén; Professor Peter Aronsson; Dr Jonas Harvard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernityby Magdalena Naum; Jonas M. Nordin

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 149.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Iceland Adventure Guideby Don Young

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Where in the world can you find fantastic scenery that includes 3,100 miles of gorgeous coastline, a host of lakes and rivers, geysers, numerous waterfalls, roughly 100 volcanoes, and the largest glacier in all of Europe? Where could you find a country that enjoys some of the purest water and cleanest air in all the world? A country that features unparalleled... more...