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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Warrior Dynastyby Henrik O. Lunde

    Casemate 2014; US$ 18.99

    This book examines the meteoric rise of Sweden as the pre-eminent military power in Europe during the Thirty Years War during the 1600s, and then follows its line of warrior kings into the next century until the Swedes finally meet their demise, in an overreach into the vastness of Russia.A small Scandinavian nation, with at most one and a half million... more...

  • Back to Modern Reasonby Arne Jarrick

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 70.00

    A revised and translated edition of Mot det moderna förnuftet, published in 1992. Utilising the diaries from the 1780s of Johan Hjerpe, the study focuses on the specific world of Hjerpe in terms of trade, social conditions and contemporary social life in Stockholm. more...