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  • 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...

  • Islam in Denmarkby Jorgen Nielsen

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 89.99

    As a small country in western Europe, Denmark shares much of the regions experiences with the immigration and settlement of Muslims. But there are also differences, some significant, which can lead observers to misjudge events such as the cartoons affair of 2005-6. The 14 chapters in this volume present, for the first time in English, the fruits... more...

  • Wasteland with Wordsby Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon

    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...

  • Physical and Cultural Space in Pre-Industrial Europeby Marko Lamberg; Marko Hakanen; Janne Haikari

    Nordic Academic Press 2011; US$ 46.99

    Written by 19 scholars of history, archaeology, and ethnology, this book takes a multidisciplinary approach to European spaces of the past and the human agents within them. Prior to the Industrial Era, the geography of Europe posed problems but also offered possibilities for its people. Distances created obstacles to communication and state formation,... more...

  • Treasured Memoriesby Mats Burström

    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...

  • Dänemarkby Bernd Kretschmer

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 10.60

    Hauptbeschreibung Deutschlands kleiner Nachbar im Norden ist vor allem als Urlaubsland bekannt und beliebt. Aus ihren Ferien kennen die Deutschen dänisches Bier und Käse, sicherlich auch den allgegenwärtigen "Dannebrog", die dänische Nationalflagge, die in jedem zweiten Vorgarten flattert. Aber nur wenige wissen, dass sich Dänemark vom früheren Agrarstaat... 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...

  • 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...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Finnsby Tarja Moles

    Oval Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    Forewarned is forearmed—an irreverent look at the beliefs and foibles of nations, almost guaranteed to cure xenophobia.   This guide to understanding the Finns explores their national characteristics with humor and style. more...