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  • The Vikingsby Neil Oliver

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 24.99

    The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their bloodthirsty 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 own history,... more...

  • Vikings in North Americaby Kathleen O'Neal Gear; W. Michael Gear

    Tom Doherty Associates 2015; US$ 1.99

    With VIKINGS IN NORTH AMERICA, W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, renowned archaeologists and bestselling authors of America's Forgotten Past series, discuss the fascinating myths that compelled the first Norse explorers to brave the oceans to reach North American shores. more...

  • Heimskringlaby Snorri Sturluson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles the reigns of 16 high kings descended from the warrior-wizard god Odin. Major section on 15-year reign of Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Based on earlier histories, oral traditions, plus new material by author, all presented with intelligence, warmth and objectivity. Over 130 illustrations... more...

  • The Vikings and Their Enemiesby Philip Line

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99

    A fresh account of some of history's greatest warriors. The Vikings had an extraordinary and far-reaching historical impact. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries, they ranged across Europe—raiding, exploring, colonizing—and their presence was felt as far away as Russia and Byzantium. They are most famous as warriors, yet perhaps their talent... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 32.00

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

  • The A to Z of Norwayby Jan Sjåvik

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    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$ 36.99

    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...