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  • Nordic, Central, and Southeastern Europe 2015-2016by Wayne C. Thompson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 21.99

    This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present. It is organized by individual chapters for each country and presents a complete and authoritative overview of each region?s geography, people, history, political system, constitution, parliament, decentralization and... more...

  • Division and Cohesion in Democracyby Harry Eckstein

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 46.00 US$ 36.80

    To understand what conditions make democracies stable or unstable, effective or ineffective, Professor Eckstein examines the stability and effectiveness of Norwegian democracy. He finds them both to be high. He then examines several theories derived from the study of other democracies or from comparative studies of other democratic and nondemocratic... more...

  • The Faroe Islandsby Jonathan Wylie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Stranded in a stormy corner of the North Atlantic midway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are part of "the unknown Western Europe" -- a region of recent economic development and subnational peoples facing uncertain futures. This book tells the remarkable story of the Faroes' cultural survival since their Viking settlement in the early... more...

  • Norway's Peace Policyby James Larry Taulbee; Ann Kelleher; Peter C. Grosvenor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    The post-Cold War world allows space for less powerful states to develop influential roles in responding to specific international problems. Norway has focused on the persistent issue of violent ethno-political conflict. This book explains why Norway chose its peace policy and demonstrates what is has been able to achieve. more...

  • Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norwayby Kathryn Walchester

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    ?Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norway? explores the surprising significance of Norway in the writing of British women during the nineteenth century, the country offering a place of freedom and possibility beyond Victorian Britain. more...

  • Denmark and Europe in the Middle Ages, c.1000?1525by Dr Kerstin Hundahl; Dr Lars Kjr; Professor Niels Lund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Where medieval Denmark and Scandinavia as a whole has often been seen as a cultural backwater that passively and belatedly received cultural and political impulses from Western Europe, Professor Michael H. Gelting and scholars inspired by him have shown that the intellectual, religious and political elite of Denmark actively participated in the renaissance... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    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). Starting from a Nordic vantage point, contributors explore the extent to which aspects of politics function similarly or dissimilarly... 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...

  • World Film Locations: Reykjavkby Jez Conolly; Caroline Whelan

    Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 19.00

    Though the creative community of Reykjavk, Iceland, has earned a well-deserved reputation for its unique artistic output?most notably the popular music that has emerged from the city since the 1980s?Reykjavk?s filmmakers have received less attention than they merit. World Film Locations: Reykjavk corrects this imbalance, shedding new light on the... more...

  • Cross and Scepterby Sverre Bagge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    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...