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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.65
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...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00
An analysis of later Stuart economic culture that contributes significantly to our understanding of early modern society. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...