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  • 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...

  • Eye Wonder: Vikingby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    Take a journey into the past and come face to face with Vikings (if you dare) What did Vikings take with them to their graves? How has archaeology helped us learn out their lives? And were these bloodthirsty warriors really just brave adventurers exploring the world? Meet the ?Norsemen? and find out about their epic voyages, daily life,... more...

  • Stockholmby Tony Griffiths

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    Situated on one of the world's most beautiful harbors, Stockholm has set the benchmark for civilized urban living since the time of the Vikings. Tony Griffiths reveals a city of power, intrigue, and murder; of scientists and investors; and a sensual city, home of Greta Garbo and the smorgasbord. Its medieval period saw the Vasa dynasty turn a small... more...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedesby Peter Berlin

    Oval Books 2008; US$ 4.99

    Soulful sadness A common trait among Swedish people is a deeply felt svårmod, a dark melancholy born out of long winters, high taxes, and a sense of being stuck far out on a geo-political and socio-economic limb. They brood a lot over the meaning of life in a self-absorbed sort of way without ever arriving at satisfactory answers.   Love... more...

  • National Relationsby Nikolas Glover

    Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 41.99

    In Stockholm in January of 1945, an assembly of Swedish diplomats and businessmen initiated an organization that was to improve the country?s reputation abroad. The new, semi-governmental Swedish Institute was charged with explaining Sweden?s policy of neutrality during the war, with encouraging peace-building, and with promoting foreign trade in... more...

  • Culture Unboundby Tom O'Dell

    Nordic Academic Press 1997; US$ 19.99

    Explaining the mechanisms behind the larger processes of globalization, modernization, and cultural imperialism, this book explores the realms of daily life in Sweden and how cultural impulses are actually integrated in the lives of ordinary people. The dreams, opinions, actions, and consumption desires of individuals with different social backgrounds... more...

  • The Age of the Vikingsby Anders Winroth

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore.... more...

  • Swedenby Svensson Charlotte Rosen

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Sweden 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...

  • 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...