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  • It's True! The Vikings Got Lostby David Greagg

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 10.86

    The nineteenth title in the popular It's True! series, with jaunty illustrations by Binny Hobbs, this book paints the Vikings not only as fierce warriors and conquerors but as daring trader-explorers, law-makers and storytellers. more...

  • 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...

  • Eye Wonder: Vikingby

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    Take a journey into the past and come face to face with Vikings (if you dare) What did Vikings take with them to their graves? How has archaeology helped us learn out their lives? And were these bloodthirsty warriors really just brave adventurers exploring the world? Meet the ?Norsemen? and find out about their epic voyages, daily life,... more...

  • Swedenby Edward Hogan; Joan Hogan

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00

    The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture. Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery, and maps reflect current political boundaries. Written by the most experienced professors teaching world regional... more...

  • CultureShock! Finlandby Deborah Swallow

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    Part of the "CultureShock!" series, this guide offers travellers who are looking to understand the countries they are visiting: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; and, linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business. more...

  • The Viking Worldby Stefan Brink; Neil Price

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95

    Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field, and the most comprehensive book of its kind ever attempted. more...

  • Finland, Cultural Lone Wolfby Richard D. Lewis

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2011; US$ 23.32

    Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf is the story of an accomplished nation and her extraordinary people. Pursuing a "Lone Wolf" policy, Finland raised itself from a struggling war-battered state in 1945 to one of the most developed countries in the world. These remarkable people speak a language unique in its origins and have kept their cultural identity... more...

  • An Introduction to Danish Cultureby Norman Berdichevsky

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    For many non-Danish citizens of the world, Denmark remains an enigma. Too often confused with other Scandinavian countries, this southernmost Nordic nation has been characterized by stereotypes and cliches related to socialism, cradle-to-grave security, football, pornography, Hamlet, pigs, dairy cattle, and beer. This enlightening guide to Danish society,... 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 Sigur­ur Gylfi Magn˙sson

    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...