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  • Flattering Alliancesby Peter Lindström; Svante Norrhem

    Nordic Academic Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    Taking a fresh look at the history of diplomacy, this book looks at the fight for hegemony between France and Austria after the Peace of Westphalia 1648, showing how their clashes dragged the Scandinavian kingdoms into European top-level politics and forced them to take part in the play, constantly negotiating risks and profits. Historians Peter Lindström... more...

  • Nordic Narratives of the Second World Warby Henrik Stenius; Mirja Österberg; Johan Östling

    Nordic Academic Press 2011; US$ 40.99

    Written by leading Nordic historians, this analysis discusses postwar memory and war historiographies from the perspectives of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden vis-à-vis the Second World War. Focusing on the relationship between scholarly and public understandings of the war, this book presents the overarching themes that set apart the... more...

  • Reaching a State of Hopeby Mikael Byström; Pär Frohnert

    Nordic Academic Press 2013; US$ 41.99

    Shedding new light on the issues concerning refugees and immigration in 20th-century Sweden, this analysis examines the implications of its immigration policies. On what grounds were refugees admitted? Where did they come from? How did the Swedish state aid its new citizens? What differences were there between refugees and the ?imported labor? that... more...

  • Tracing Old Norse Cosmologyby Anders Andrén

    Nordic Academic Press 2014; US$ 40.99

    The study of Old Norse religion is a truly multidisciplinary and international field of research. The rituals, myths, and narratives of pre-Christian Scandinavia have been studied and interpreted in detail relying mainly on Christian Icelandic literature from the Middle Ages. Here, Anders Andrén offers a long-term perspective on Old Norse cosmology... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 30.00

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

  • True and Untrue and Other Norse Talesby Sigrid Undset; Frederick T. Chapman

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    A selection of Norwegian folktales chosen by Sigrid Undset, True and Untrue and Other Norse Tales is based on the classic folklore collected by Pieter Christian Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe?and has a story for everyone. These wonderful stories tell of worlds similar to our own, worlds with love and hate, sorrow and joy, humor and pathos. more...

  • Sigurd and His Brave Companionsby Sigrid Undset; Gunvor Bull Teilman

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    Inspired by tales of the hero Vilmund Vidutan and his fellow knights, Sigurd Jonsson and his young friends Ivar and Helge set out to reenact these exploits on their medieval Norwegian farm. But when the summer is nearly over, the three boys stumble into real trouble and must prove their courage in an adventure all their own. more...

  • Happy Times in Norwayby Sigrid Undset

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    Happy Times in Norway is a moving and delicately humorous picture of Sigrid Undset?s blissful home life before her nation fell to the Nazi occupation. Infused with the wish that those cherished days could return, Undset captures the excitement of a Norwegian Christmas, the Seventeenth of May, summer in the idyllic mountains, and the chaotic adventure... 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...