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  • Kaupang in Skiringssalby Dagfinn Skre; Bjørg Stabell; Rolf Sørensen

    Aarhus University Press 2007; US$ 49.00

    In this, the first of six volumes, the main results of the excavations which the University of Oslo carried out at Kaupang 1998-2003 are presented. A completely new picture is put forward of the port that the adventurer Ohthere visited in c. 890. It is now clear that Kaupang was one of the four Scandinavian towns that were founded around the year 800.... more...

  • In Quisling's Shadowby Kirsten A. Seaver; Alexandra Yourieff; W. George Yourieff

    Hoover Institution Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    Alexandra Andreevna Voronine Yourieff, wife of Vidkun Quisling, reveals firsthand in this detailed memoir the tragedy, betrayals, misunderstandings, and happiness of her fascinating life. Not just a tale of saints and sinners, but of three people—Alexandra, Quisling, and his second wife, Maria—whose fates were intertwined under the extreme conditions... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Norwayby Jan Sjåvik

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 92.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Norway supplies a wealth of information that illuminates Norway's remarkable history, society, and culture. This is done through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, appendixes, and over 250 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering events and individuals of historical, political, social, and cultural... more...

  • Vikings in Historyby F. Donald Logan

    Routledge 1991; US$ 35.95

    The second edition of this lively and comprehensive book provides a forceful reassessment of the role of the Vikings in history. more...

  • Post-Cold War Identity Politicsby Marko Lehti; David J Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    During the past decade northern Europe has started to assume an identity of its own. Categories of East and West have become blurred, challenging as well the idea of what it means to be Nordic. Post-Cold War Identity Politics maps this process in Scandinavia. Looking at projects designed to help regional development in the Nordic countires, it assesses... more...

  • God, Duty and Community in English Economic Life, 1660-1720by Brodie Waddell

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    An analysis of later Stuart economic culture that contributes significantly to our understanding of early modern society. 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...

  • Norsemen in the Viking Ageby Eric Christiansen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 33.95

    This history of the Nordic peoples in the period 750-1050 focuses on their homelands and colonies, demonstrating the fluidity and incoherence of the world in which they lived. Considers the Nordic peoples in Viking times without undue recourse to developmental theories. Guides readers through some of the scholarly controversies surrounding these... more...

  • Queenship and Voice in Medieval Northern Europeby William Layher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This book examines female lordship and the power of the political voice in medieval Northern Europe, focusing on three prominent, foreign-born queens of medieval Scandinavia - Agnes of Denmark (d. 1304), Eufemia of Norway (d. 1312) and Margareta of Denmark/Sweden (d. 1412) - who acted as cultural mediators and initiators of political change. more...