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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$ 38.00

    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$ 38.00

    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...

  • 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...