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  • Borders Of Belongingby Mads Daugbjerg

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    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$ 29.16

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Around Iceland on Inspirationby Riaan Manser

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 18.96

    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... more...

  • Top 10 Icelandby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 14.00

    Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK Top 10 Iceland uses exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies,... 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...

  • Iceland: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2008 Stand-by Arrangementby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 9.00

    In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. more...