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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. Andrée, 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...

  • 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...

  • Vikings in Americaby Graeme Davis

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    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...

  • The Anglo-Swedish Alliance Against Napoleonic Franceby Christer Jorgensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 142.00

    This new study by Christer Jorgensen addresses a much neglected field of study in the history of Scandinavia and the greater Baltic region during the Napoleonic Age. The book concentrates upon relations and the alliance between Britain and Sweden during the middle years of the war; years that encompassed the Austerlitz campaign, the complicated diplomatic... more...

  • Scandinavia in the Age of Revolutionby Pasi Ihalainen; Michael Bregnsbo; Karin Sennefelt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 154.95

    The 'Age of Revolution' is a term seldom used in Scandinavian historiography, despite the fact that Scandinavia was far from untouched by the late eighteenth-century revolutions in Europe and America. Presenting the latest research on political culture in Scandinavia, this volume with twenty-seven contributions focuses on four key aspects:... more...

  • Mittelalterliches nordisches Recht bis 1500by Dieter Strauch

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 307.00

    Medieval Nordic legal sources are to be found from Greenland, the Scandinavian countries to Russia. The acceptance of Christianity led to decisive changes in these legal sources, the polity, private law and everyday life. This volume considers the sources, explains how they came about and reviews their content and their further development until about... more...

  • Madam Prime Ministerby Gro Harlem Brundtland

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 32.99

    One of the world's leading woman politicians tells her inspiring story At forty-one, Gro Harlem Brundtland, physician and mother of four, was appointed prime minister of Norway-the youngest person and the first woman ever to hold that office. In this refreshingly forthright memoir, Brundtland traces her unusual and meteoric career. She grew up... more...

  • Wasteland with Wordsby Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 39.95

    Iceland is an enigmatic island country marked by contradiction: it’s a part of Europe, yet separated from it by the Atlantic Ocean; it’s seemingly inhospitable, yet home to more than 300,000. Wasteland with Words explores these paradoxes to uncover the mystery of Iceland. In Wasteland with Words Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon presents... more...