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  • Finland in the European Unionby Tapio Raunio; Teija Tiilikainen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    With a focus on governmental institutions, this book explores the ways in which EU membership has altered the balance of power among key political actors. The authors discuss cultural adaptation to integration, as well as examining the views of the elite and voters. The transformation in national identity, sovereignty and neutrality are also examined. 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; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • A History of Energyby Bent Sorensen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    In this seminal book, Bent Sørensen views human society as driven by the quest for, and control of, energy. From allowing our prehistoric ancestors to survive harsh northern European winters to more recent global energy security and climate concerns, the control and effective harnessing of energy sources has played a central role in human development.... 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...

  • Dracula's Bloodlineby Radu R. Florescu; Matei Cazacu

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book tells the story of the Florescu family, from its feudal blood ties, to notorious 15th century figure Vlad Tepes (Count Dracula), right up to present day. The authors drew on research that had mostly been kept in family hands, and include original photographs and a full family genealogy. more...

  • From Antiquities to Heritageby Anne Eriksen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 90.00

    Eighteenth-century gentleman scholars collected antiquities. Nineteenth-century nation states built museums to preserve their historical monuments. In the present world, heritage is a global concern as well as an issue of identity politics. What does it mean when runic stones or medieval churches are transformed from antiquities to monuments to... more...

  • Lapps and Labyrinthsby Noel D. Broadbent; Jan Stora

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 34.95

    Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one of Sweden's foremost experts on north Swedish archaeology and literally wrote the book on the prehistory of the Skellefteå region on the North Bothnian coast. This knowledge is now brought to bear on the issue of Saami origins. The focus is on the successful adaptive strategies of Saami societies over thousands of... more...