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  • One of Usby Asne Seierstad; Sarah Death

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 28.99

    A harrowing and thorough account of the massacre that upended Norway, and the trial that helped put the country back together On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside government buildings in central Oslo, killing eight people. He then proceeded to a youth camp on the island of Utøya, where he killed sixty-nine more, most... more...

  • The Far Travelerby Nancy Marie Brown

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid?s... more...

  • Lard, Lice and Longevityby Ralf Futselaar; Hsieh Ying-Hui; J. de Jong; W. Koetsenruijter

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 44.95

    Lard, Lice and Longevity reconstructs economic policies implemented in Denmark and the Netherlands during the German occupation. It clearly shows that the experiences of both these countries during World War I, and during the 1930s equipped them to introduce extensive and intrusive economic controls to ward off a subsistence crisis. In spite of... more...

  • Domestic Secretsby Maria Ågren

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, women's role in the Swedish economy was renegotiated and reconceptualized. Maria Agren chronicles changes in married women's property rights, revealing the story of Swedish women's property as not just a simple narrative of the erosion of legal rights, but a more complex tale of unintended consequences.... more...

  • Island of the Doomedby Stig Dagerman; Laurie Thompson

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 19.00

    A haunting masterpiece of Scandinavian literature?now published for the first time in the United States more...

  • Marta Oulieby Sigrid Undset; Tiina Nunnally

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    ?I have been unfaithful to my husband.? Marta Oulie ?s opening line scandalized Norwegian readers in 1907. And yet, Sigrid Undset had a gift for depicting modern women ?sympathetically but with merciless truthfulness,? as the Swedish Academy noted in awarding her the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. At the time she was one of the youngest recipients... more...

  • Mary, Crown Princess of Denmarkby Karin Palshoj; Gitte Redder; Zanne Jappe Mallett

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.22

    The first biography of Australia's own fairytale princess. more...

  • Vikings in North Americaby Kathleen O'Neal Gear; W. Michael Gear

    Tom Doherty Associates 2015; US$ 1.99 US$ 1.59

    With VIKINGS IN NORTH AMERICA, W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, renowned archaeologists and bestselling authors of America's Forgotten Past series, discuss the fascinating myths that compelled the first Norse explorers to brave the oceans to reach North American shores. more...

  • The A to Z of Norwayby Jan Sjåvik

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Norway supplies a wealth of information that illuminates Norway's remarkable history, society, and culture. This is done through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, appendixes, and over 250 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering events and individuals of historical, political, social, and cultural significance.... more...

  • The A to Z of Swedenby Irene Scobbie

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Sweden relates the history of Sweden through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, and institutions, this dictionary provides information ranging from politics to economics, from education... more...