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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00
Prepared in tribute to Barbara E Crawford, this work covers the subject of Viking expansion westwards to Britain, Ireland and the North Atlantic. It features 30 papers that are arranged in four groups including: History, Cultural Contacts; The Church, and the Cult of Sain. more...
- Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 24.95
In this book Ove Korsgaard, the well-known scholar of democracy, examines how the concept people has changed throughout Danish history. Interpretations and uses of this notion have had dramatic influence on the building of the Danish society. The struggle of the people is the struggle for power in society. Until The Age of Enlightenment the concept... more...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 38.43
Hauptbeschreibung Als sich Island zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts von Dänemark löste und sich gleichzeitig tief greifende Modernisierungsprozesse vollzogen, intensivierte sich der Diskurs über eine isländische nationale Identität. Auch die Gründung von Reisevereinen wurde in diesem nationalen Kontext gedeutet. So nahmen die Akteure den Gründungsmythos... more...
- 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...
- 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...