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  • 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...

  • The Saga of the Volsungsby Jackson Crawford

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2017; US$ 12.50

    From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • 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...