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  • Gustavas Adolphusby Michael Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Gustavus Adolphus (1594--1632) dominated his age: he made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe, was the principal upholder of the Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War, and was a great administrator as well as a brilliant soldier. His toleration and reforms helped define the development of the modern state. This concise study of his career,... more...

  • Warrior Kings of Swedenby Gary Dean Peterson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 45.00

    For a hundred years, Sweden was the international military power of Northern Europe, in control of the entire Baltic region and among the first to colonize in Africa and America. But the history of Sweden, Finland, the Baltic States, Poland, and Prussia is largely neglected in American classrooms and scholarship. This book fills a large void in European... more...

  • 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...

  • Das politische Skandinavienby Siegfried Frech

    Wochenschau Verlag 2015; US$ 15.26

    Wenn wir an Skandinavien denken, fallen uns mustergültige Demokratien, offene und egalitäre Gesellschaften mit einem hohen Maß an sozialer Gerechtigkeit, ein vorbildlicher Wohlfahrtsstaat und leistungsfähige Volkswirtschaften ein. Der Rest Europas blickt mit Neid auf die Spitzenplätze der nordischen Länder in den PISA-Studien. Von außen betrachtet... 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...

  • Modern-Day Vikingsby Christina Johansson Robinowitz; Lisa Werner Carr

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2011; US$ 25.99

    The go-to guide for anyone living, working, or doing business with Swedes. 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...