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  • Arabia Felixby Thorkild Hansen; James McFarlane; Kathleen McFarlane

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    An NYRB Classics Original Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously astray. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea?a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist, and their manservant?an ill-assorted band of men who dislike and distrust one another from... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 33.00 US$ 27.06

    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...

  • 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...