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  • The World of Vikingsby Justin Pollard; Michael Hirst

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 2.99

    MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes... more...

  • Massacre in Norwayby Stian Bromark; Hon Khiam Leong

    Potomac Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    On July 22, 2011, a bomb went off outside government buildings in Oslo, Norway, killing eight people and injuring more than two hundred. Less than two hours later, a gunman claimed sixty-nine lives in a shooting spree at a summer camp on the island of Ut°ya, while terrified and desperate youths tried to hide or swim to the mainland to escape. Massacre... more...

  • Finland at War 1939?45by Philip Jowett; Brent Snodgrass; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    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 Mannerheim's... more...

  • Justineby Iben Mondrup; Kerri A. Pierce

    Open Letter 2016; US$ 9.99

    A stylistically brilliant look at the male-dominated art world, madness, and identity. more...

  • Northmenby John Haywood

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 13.49

    A magisterial history of the Vikings that fully reflects the extraordinary geographical range of their activities, from Newfoundland in the west to Baghdad in the east. more...

  • The Book of Viking Mythsby Peter Archer

    Adams Media 2017; US$ 16.99

    This fascinating new book reveals the origins of the Vikings?from Thor and Leif Erikson to Loki and the Valkyries?and the tales that have influenced our own lives. For thousands of years, Vikings have held a storied place in our culture?their distinct appearance, their mighty longships, their reputation for causing death and destruction. But who were... more...

  • Making Nordic Historiographyby Pertti Haapala; Marja Jalava; Simon Larsson

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Is there a "Nordic history"? If so, what are its origins, its scope, and its defining features? In this informative volume, scholars from all five Nordic nations tackle a notoriously problematic historical concept. Whether recounting Foucault's departure from Sweden or tracing the rise of movements such as "aristocratic empiricism," each contribution... 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...

  • 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...

  • Viking Age Icelandby Jesse L Byock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    Medieval Iceland was unique amongst Western Europe, with no foreign policy, no defence forces, no king, no lords, no peasants and few battles. It should have been a utopia yet its literature is dominated by brutality and killing. The reasons for this, argues Jesse Byock, lie in the underlying structures and cultural codes of the islands' social order.... more...