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  • The Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have... 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...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • Experiences of War and Nationality in Denmark and Norway, 1807-1815by Rasmus Glenthøj; Morten Nordhagen Ottosen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book explores the impact of the Napoleonic wars on Danish-Norwegian society and accounts for war experiences and the transformation of identities among the popular classes and educated élites alike. more...

  • Finland at War 1939-45by Philip Jowett

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Myths of the Norsemenby H. A. Guerber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    A collection of myths that tell of the creation of the world, the deeds of such gods and heroes as Odin, Thor and Siegfried, the machinations of the evil Loki, and more. Entertaining and readable, these tales present the ancient Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape literature. more...