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  • 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...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Icelandersby Richard Sale

    Oval Books 2009; US$ 4.99

    An insightful, humorous look at Icelandic character and values.   " Not only has an Icelander held the title of World's Strongest Man, but there have been several Icelandic Miss Worlds. There have also been a surprising number of Icelandic chess grandmasters, and Iceland has more writers and artists per capita than any other country on earth.... more...

  • Cross and Scepterby Sverre Bagge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Christianity and European-style monarchy?the cross and the scepter?were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. Cross and Scepter is a concise history of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the age of the Vikings to the Reformation, written by Scandinavia?s leading medieval... 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...

  • West over Seaby Beverly Ballin Smith; Simon Taylor; Gareth Williams

    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...

  • Dänemarkby Bernd Kretschmer

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.42

    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...

  • The Struggle for the Peopleby Ove Korsgaard

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...