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  • Post-Industrial Landscape Scarsby Anna Storm

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    An exploration of the flipside of industrial materiality in the shape of contamination, abandonment and dramatic landscape transformation. more...

  • 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...

  • Ivory Vikingsby Nancy Marie Brown

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    CONTENTS Introduction: The Missing Pieces One: The Rooks Two: The Bishops Three: The Queens Four: The Kings Five: The Knights Acknowledgments: The Pawns Illustration Credits Tables Notes Further Reading Index more...

  • The A to Z of Swedenby Irene Scobbie

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Ideology and Power in the Viking and Middle Agesby Gro Steinsland; Jon Vidar Sigurdsson; Jan Erik Rekdal; Ian B. Beuermann

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    This book analyses the Nordic pre-Christian ideology of rulership, and its confrontation with, survival into and adaptation to the European Christian ideals during the transition from the Viking to the Middle Ages from the ninth to the thirteenth century. more...

  • The Vikingsby Else Roesdahl; Kirsten Williams; Susan Margeson

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 17.58

    Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class... more...

  • A Frozen Hellby William Trotter

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    In 1939, tiny Finland waged war-the kind of war that spawns legends-against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true military geniuses-these are the elements of both... more...

  • Finland at War 1939-45by Philip Jowett; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In the face of Soviet invasion in 1939?40, and once again in 1941?44, the armies raised by Finland ? a tiny nation of only 4 million people - astonished the world by their effective resistance. At the end of both these campaigns ? the Winter War, and the Continuation War ? the fiercely patriotic defiance of vastly stronger Soviet forces by Marshal... more...

  • Christina Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentricby Veronica Buckley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The groundbreaking biography of one of the most progressive, influential and entertaining women of the seventeenth century, Christina Alexandra, Queen of Sweden. more...

  • Finnish Aces of World War 2by Kari Stenman; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Always outnumbered by their Soviet counterparts, the small band of Finnish fighter pilots who defended their Scandinavian homeland from the 'communist hordes' in three separate wars between 1939 and 1945 amassed scores only bettered by the Luftwaffe's Jagdflieger. Initially equipped with a motley collection of biplane and monoplane fighters garnered... more...