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  • Manhood and the Making of the Militaryby Anders Ahlbäck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The creation of Finland’s national conscription army in the wake of its independence from Russia in 1917 aroused intense but conflicting emotions. This book examines the struggles of a new army to find popular acceptance and support, and explores the ways that images of manhood were used in the controversies. Ahlbäck places the situation... more...

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Random House 2014; US$ 20.42

    As heard on Book of the Week , Radio 4 The whole world wants to learn the secrets of Nordic exceptionalism: why are the Danes the happiest people in the world, despite having the highest taxes? If the Finns really have the best education system, how come they still think all Swedish men are gay? Are the Icelanders really feral? How... 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...

  • 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...

  • Torkel Aschehoug and Norwegian Historical Economic Thoughtby Mathilde C. Fasting

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    This book explores the economic thought of prominent Norwegian legal theorist and politician Torkel Halvorsen Aschehoug (1822–1909) during the last decades of the nineteenth century, focusing on his historical-empirical approach to economics. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kings and Vikingsby P.H. Sawyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Professor Sawyer offers some new interpretations of the development of Scandinavian society and history of the Christian conversion. more...

  • Großbootshaus - Zentrum und Herrschaftby Oliver Grimm; Boris Rankov; Frans Arne Stylegar

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 238.00

    Boathouses, built for the protective storage of watercraft, have a centuries old tradition that is archaeologically proven. Used in great numbers in Scandinavia and the North Atlantic even today, boathouses of lengths up to 40 m were widely used between the 1st and 15th century, especially in Norway. They are great focal points in the discussion of... more...