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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 59.95
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. Bringing together today?s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics, Stefan Brink and Neil Price have constructed the first... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00
Drawing on more than a century of historical research and a multitude of primary research this pioneering work offers a wealth ofinformation about the development of Danish natural and human resources, rural life, urban industries, tax and commodity trade from 1000 to 1550. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00
This volume, prepared in tribute to Barbara E. Crawford, covers the subject of Viking expansion westwards to Britain, Ireland and the North Atlantic. The 30 papers are arranged in four groups: History and Cultural Contacts; The Church and the Cult of Saints; Archaeology, Material Culture and Settlement; and Place-Names and Language. 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$ 38.23
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...