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- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99
A fresh account of some of history's greatest warriors. The Vikings had an extraordinary and far-reaching historical impact. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries, they ranged across Europe—raiding, exploring, colonizing—and their presence was felt as far away as Russia and Byzantium. They are most famous as warriors, yet perhaps their talent... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 34.59
Sie wollen ein ruhmreicher Wikinger werden? Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen alle Informationen, die Sie brauchen, um als erfolgreicher Wikingerkrieger zu bestehen. Lernen Sie: -wie Sie zu einer Wikingerschar stoßen -was in einem guten Anführer stecken muss -wie man sich bei Festen benimmt -welche Waffen und Rüstungen Sie brauchen -wie man in einem Schildwall... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95
This is the first in a sequence of books which explores the history of The Baltic World and Northern Europe. In this period, Sweden was a major European power, occupying a central position in international politics. Her rise and decline, and the passing of regional hegemony to the new powers of Russia and Prussia, are central features in the book.... more...