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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Early Modern Women in the Low Countriesby Susan Broomhall; Jennifer Spinks

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Employing an innovative range of materials from written sources to artworks, material objects, heritage sites and urban precincts, and combining historical, historiographical, museological, and touristic analysis, this study investigates how late medieval and early modern women of the Low Countries expressed themselves, how they were represented by... more...

  • Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Seaby Vicki E. Szabo

    BRILL 2008; US$ 147.00

    Drawing on historical, legal, literary, ethnographic and archaeological evidence, this book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the use, acquisition and perception of whales in the medieval Norse North Atlantic world. more...

  • The Ice Balloonby Alec Wilkinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    In this grand and astonishing tale, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrťe, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Called by a British military officer ?the most original and remarkable attempt ever made in Arctic exploration,?... more...

  • Iron Age Myth and Materialityby Lotte Hedeager

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 41.95

    Iron Age Myth and Materiality: an Archaeology of Scandinavia AD 400-1000 considers the relationship between myth and materiality in Scandinavia from the beginning of the post-Roman era and the European Migrations around AD 400 up until the coming of Christianity around AD 1000 more...

  • Vikings in Americaby Graeme Davis

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 12.67

    The first book to tackle the subject in forty years, the true extent of the Viking discovery and colonisation of the eastern seaboard of America is fully examined, taking into account the new archaeological, linguistic and DNA evidence which supplements the historic account. When Columbus claimed to have discovered America in 1492, and the Borgia... more...

  • Sea Dog Bamseby Angus Whitson; Andrew Orr

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 9.29

    ?One of the most charming, enterprising, and charismatic characters in the story of World War II? ? Jilly Cooper ?Prepare to read this fantastic story in one sitting. Very highly recommended? - Sea Breezes ?A well-researched, carefully crafted and hugely enjoyable account of one of the most remarkable animals to play a part in World War II? - Aberdeen... more...