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  • 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...

  • Cross and Scepterby Sverre Bagge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • 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...

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

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.60

    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...

  • Early Kings of Norwayby Thomas Carlyle

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating look at some of the early Viking kings, such as Óláfr Tryggvason (Olaf the First), and Knut den Mektige (Canute the Great). Written by famed historian Thomas Carlyle. 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...

  • Division and Cohesion in Democracyby Harry Eckstein

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 40.50

    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...

  • Negotiating Pasts in the Nordic Countriesby Anne Eriksen; Jón Višar Siguršsson

    Nordic Academic Press 2010; US$ 47.99

    A contribution to the popular international and interdisciplinary field of collective memory within a Scandinavian context, this reference presents a number of case studiesfrom the Middle Age to the present timethat discuss how people look to the past for identity and meaning. Acknowledging that many pasts existsometimes harmoniously and other times... more...

  • Region Building im Ostseeraumby Stefan Ewert

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 39.99

    Seit der Annahme der Ostseestrategie im Jahre 2009 durch den Europäischen Rat kommt dem Ostseeraum innerhalb der Europäischen Union besondere Aufmerksamkeit zu. Stefan Ewert entwickelt einen Index, mit dessen Hilfe die These des region-building-Ansatzes überprüft werden kann, nach der Hochschulen im Prozess der Regionalisierung im Ostseeraum eine... more...