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  • The Northern Warsby Robert I. Frost

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This book provides an accessible study of the neglected but highly important series of wars fought for control of the Baltic and Northeastern Europe during the period 1558-1721. It is the first comprehensive history which considers the revolution in military strategy which took place in the battlefields of Eastern Europe. Robert Frost examines the... more...

  • Viking Worldsby Marianne Hem Eriksen; Unn Pedersen; Bernt Rundberget

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Fourteen papers explore a variety of inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding the Viking past, both in Scandinavia and in the Viking diaspora. Contributions employ both traditional inter- or multi-disciplinarian perspectives such as using historical sources, Icelandic sagas and Eddic poetry and also specialised methodologies and/or empirical... more...

  • Contact, Continuity, and Collapseby J. H. Barrett

    Brepols Publishers 2003; US$ 84.00

    This collection of ten papers investigates the Norse colonization of the North Atlantic region, starting with Viking expansion in Arctic Norway and ending with a discussion of the longterm implications of medieval Scandinavian exploration of the New World. more...

  • Kingship and State Formation in Sweden 1130-1290by Philip Line

    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    This book is the first treatment in English of the medieval Swedish kingdom in its formative period, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. It provides an overview of Scandinavian research on the subject and an analysis of all aspects of kingship and government. more...

  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedesby Peter Berlin

    Oval Projects 2008; US$ 4.36

    A guide to understanding the Swedes that takes the chill out of their cool exterior and reveals the warmth of their inner selves. more...

  • The Viking Blitzkriegby Martyn Whittock; Hannah Whittock

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    Martyn Whittock argues that without the Viking Wars there would have been no united England in the tenth century, no rise of the Godwin family and their conflict with Edward the Confessor, no Norman connection, no Norman Conquest and no Domesday Book. All of these features of English history were the products, or by-products, of these wars and the... more...

  • Sweden in the Eighteenth-Century Worldby Professor Göran Rydén

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Eighteenth-century Sweden was deeply involved in the process of globalisation: ships leaving Sweden?s central ports exported bar iron that would drive the Industrial Revolution, whilst arriving ships would bring not only exotic goods and commodities to Swedish consumers, but also new ideas and cultural practices with them. At the same time, Sweden... more...

  • The Secret War Against Swedenby Ola Tunander

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 65.95

    Following the stranding of a Soviet Whiskey-class submarine in 1981 on the Swedish archipelago, a series of massive submarine intrusions took place within Swedish waters. However, the evidence for these appears to have been manipulated or simply invented. Classified documents and interviews point to covert Western, rather than Soviet activity. This... more...

  • Norsemen in the Viking Ageby Eric Christiansen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 33.95 US$ 29.42

    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... more...

  • Guests in the Houseby Mats Roslund

    BRILL 2007; US$ 188.00

    Based on the study of style transmission in medieval ceramics, the author interprets the shared cultural and political history of Slavs and Scandinavians 900 to 1300 AD. The reproduction of cultural identity is discussed in relation to changes in politics. more...