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  • Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europeby Dr Nicholas Aylott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book explores the ways in which representative democracy works in two neighbouring collections of European states: the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). The central, guiding questions are: how does political representation work in countries that have a lot in common, but also... 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...

  • Ein Jahr in Islandby Tina Bauer

    Herder Verlag 2011; US$ 9.25

    »Ich sehe nur noch blau-weiß-rot. In jedem Fenster, in jedem Garten flattert die isländische Flagge: rotes Kreuz mit weißem Rand auf blauem Grund. Kinderwagen sind mit Fähnchen geschmückt. Backen sind mit den isländischen Farben bemalt. ?Til hamingju Ísland! Herzlichen Glückwunsch Island?, begrüßt mich Sóley vor dem Café Paris am Austurvöllur.« Hinreißend... more...

  • An Introduction to Danish Cultureby Norman Berdichevsky

    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...

  • Travel Adventures - Scandinaviaby Henrik Berezin

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    The author is a native of Sweden and knows the region intimately. Discover Scandinavia's pristine wilderness with suggestions on the best places to ski, hike, cycle, canoe and dogsled. In Sweden, half the country is forested and there are thousands of lakes. The spectacular fjords of Norway are long, deep and surrounded by mountains. Some 25% of... more...

  • Travel Adventures - Norwayby Henrik Berezin

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    On an international scale, Oslo is a pretty small capital but, with just over 500,000 people, it's Norway's biggest city by far. More than 10% of the country's total population lives here; if we count people in the entire Oslofjord area in the summertime, it amounts to one third of the population in Norway. What makes Oslo unique is its... more...

  • The Political Economy of Joining the European Unionby Magnus Bjarnason

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 50.00

    Deze dissertatie onderzoekt de effecten van een volwaardig EU-lidmaatschap voor de politieke economie van IJsland. Het biedt tevens een overzicht van de EU, EER en de Europese Vrijhandelsassociatie (EVA) en een grondige analyse van de EMU en het vissers- en landbouwbeleid. Bovendien biedt dit proefschrift een blik op de voor- en nadelen van een EU-lidmaatschap.... more...

  • Historicizing the Uses of the Pastby Helle Bjerg; Claudia Lenz; Erik Thorstensen

    transcript 2014; US$ 33.56

    This book presents new developments in Scandinavian memory cultures related to World War II and the Holocaust by combining this focus with the perspective of history didactics. The theoretical framework of historical consciousness offers an approach linking individual and collective uses and re-uses of the past to the question how history can and should... more...

  • The Viking Worldby Stefan Brink; Neil Price

    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...

  • 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...