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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...

  • Top 10 Icelandby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland will lead you straight to the very best Iceland has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's... 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...

  • 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...

  • Lexikon fränkischer Ortsnamenby Wolf-Armin Freiherr von Reitzenstein

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 22.65

    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...

  • Names for the Seaby Sarah Moss

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 17.95

    Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a comfortable life in Kent. The resulting adventure was shaped by Iceland?s economic collapse, which halved... more...

  • Performing Nordic Heritageby Ms Lizette Gradén; Professor Peter Aronsson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; 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...

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

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    ?                  ?In Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians present case studies that focus on the scope and impact of Scandinavian colonial expansion in the North, Africa,... 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...