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  • The Age of Libertyby Michael Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    An analysis of the period when Sweden was 'the freest country in the world'. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital... 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...

  • Northmenby John Haywood

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings?a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom. In AD 800, the Scandinavians were just barbarians in longships. Though they held sway in the north, their power meant little more than the ability to pillage and plunder, which... more...

  • Locating August Strindberg's Proseby Anna Westerstahl Stenport

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2010; US$ 54.00

    By contextualizing August Strindberg against other early modernists, including Kafka, Conrad, Rilke, and Breton, Stenport emphasizes the burgeoning transnationality of literature at the turn of the last century. more...