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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 92.00

    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...

  • Turning Money into Rebellionby Gabriel Kuhn

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In May of 1989, on a quiet street in Copenhagen, police discovered an apartment that had served for years as a hideaway for Denmark?s most notorious 20th-century bank robbers. The members, who belonged to a communist organization and lived modest lives in the Danish capital, had, over a period of almost two decades, sent millions in stolen dollars... more...

  • One of Usby Asne Seierstad; Sarah Death

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    A harrowing and thorough account of the massacre that upended Norway, and the trial that helped put the country back together On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside government buildings in central Oslo, killing eight people. He then proceeded to a youth camp on the island of Utøya, where he killed sixty-nine more, most... more...

  • 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$ 20.41

    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...

  • 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...