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  • Progress or Perishby Aini Linjakumpu; Sandra Wallenius-Korkalo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    Multidisciplinary in nature, Progress or Perish brings together the work of leading scholars to explore the changes that individual and social agency can effect. It engages with the wider theoretical and methodological debates to be of key interest to sociologists, geographers and anthropologists, as well as those with interests in gender studies,... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Swedenby BYRON J. NORDSTROM

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    Culture and Customs of Sweden is an ideal introduction to this fascinating nation. The book opens with a broad overview of the country and then examines specific themes such as religion, marriage, family, gender issues, education, holidays, popular customs, sports and leisure, media, literature, performing arts, art, and architecture. ||Throughout,... more...

  • Ships of Wood and Men of Ironby Gerard Kenney

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 10.99

    A history of explorations of the Arctic in Canada, beginning with Otto Sverdrups 18981902 Norwegian expedition. more...

  • The Struggle for the Peopleby Ove Korsgaard

    Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In this book Ove Korsgaard, the well-known scholar of democracy, examines how the concept people has changed throughout Danish history. Interpretations and uses of this notion have had dramatic influence on the building of the Danish society. The struggle of the people is the struggle for power in society. Until The Age of Enlightenment the concept... more...

  • The Age of Libertyby Michael Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 43.00

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

  • After the Delugeby Robert I. Frost

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 37.00

    Robert Frost examines the reasons for the collapse of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after the Swedish invasion of 1655. more...

  • Journeys from Scandinaviaby Elisabeth Oxfeldt

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    For all of the scholarship done on postcolonial literatures, little has been applied to Scandinavian writing. Yet, beginning with the onset of tourism beyond Scandinavia in the 1840s, a compelling body of prose works documents Scandinavian attitudes toward foreign countries and further shows how these Scandinavian travelers sought to portray themselves... more...

  • The Swedish Imperial Experience 1560?1718by Michael Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 28.00

    In his Wiles Lectures for 1977 Professor Roberts examines some of the problems raised by Sweden's brief career as a great power, and seeks to answer some of the questions that flow from them. Were the underlying considerations which prompted the unexpected development geopolitical, or social, or economic? How was it possible to produce the financial... more...

  • The Danish Revolution, 1500?1800by Thorkild Kjśrgaard; David Hohnen

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 60.00

    This book tells how Denmark created, and then overcame its sixteenth-century ecological crisis. more...

  • Swedish Naval Administration, 1521-1721by Jan Glete

    BRILL 2009; US$ 293.00

    This is a book about how a peasant society created a large navy which was used to conquer and defend a Baltic mpire. It emphasises organisational capabilities rather than maritime skills as essential for early modern navies. more...