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  • 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$ 20.99

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • Arabia Felixby Thorkild Hansen; Colin Thubron; James McFarlane; Kathleen McFarlane

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades. Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea?a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist,... more...

  • Historical Role Analysis in the Study of Religious Changeby John T. Flint

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 33.00

    This 1990 study explores the relationship between educational development and religious change in Norwegian society from 1740?1891. more...

  • Vikingsby Neil Oliver

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history,... more...

  • The A to Z of Norwayby Jan Sjåvik

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    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$ 39.99

    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...

  • Hakon of Rogen's Sagaby Erik Christian Haugaard; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 11.95

    Erik Christian Haugaard?s Hakon of Rogen?s Saga is a remarkable novel that perfectly catches the mood of a harsh but heroic people. Set at the end of the Viking period, it tells of a young boy, Hakon, from the island of Rogen who, after his chieftain father is murdered, undertakes to reclaim his birthright from his treacherous uncle. more...

  • A Slave's Taleby Erik Christian Haugaard; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 11.95

    The sequel to Hakon of Rogen?s Saga , this book is told from the point of view of a slave girl, Helga, who stows away on the longship when Hakon, the young Viking chieftain, sets sail for France on a voyage to return a freed slave to his homeland. The voyagers? journey is perilous, and upon reaching France only tragedy ensues. more...