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  • A Short History of Finlandby Fred Singleton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 26.00

    Second edition which brings events up to Finland's admission to the European Union in January 1995. more...

  • Scandinavia and the Great Powers 1890?1940by Patrick Salmon

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 66.00

    Survey of the changing position of all four Nordic states in twentieth-century international relations. more...

  • The Evolution of Nordic Financeby Steffen E. Andersen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 125.00

    The book describes the birth and growth of financial institutions and stock exchanges in Scandinavia and Finland from 1656 to 2010, including their banking crises and the history of banking regulation. It argues that quantitative regulations cannot, in the long run, produce the desired results and bear the seeds of future financial crises. more...

  • From Asgard to Valhallaby Heather O'Donoghue

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 24.00

    Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the wailing Valkyrie, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with rowdy incident. But at the centre of their cosmos stands a gnarled old ash tree, Yggdrasil, from which all distances and times are measured. When the old tree creaks,... more...

  • The Agrarian History of Swedenby Janken Myrdal; Mats Morell

    Nordic Academic Press 2011; US$ 43.99

    Comprehensive and concise, this account details the agrarian history of Sweden—as it is defined by its present national borders—from the Neolithic times to present day. Key historical concepts and events are discussed, including the introduction of planned agriculture alongside the domestication of animals; the feudal relationships and interactions... more...

  • More than Mythologyby Catharina Raudvere; Jens Peter Schjodt

    Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 41.99

    Written by distinguished scholars from multiple perspectives, this account widens the interpretative scope on religious life among the pre-Christian Scandinavian people. The religion of the Viking Age is conventionally identified through its mythology: the ambiguous character Odin, the forceful Thor, and the end of the world approaching in Ragnarök.... more...

  • Lentolaivue 24by Kari Stenman; John Weal

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Finland's premier fighter squadron during World War 2, Lentolaivue 24 (Flying Squadron 24) first saw action during the bloody Winter War of 1939-40, when the Soviet Red Army launched a surprise attack on the small Scandinavian country - the squadron enjoyed great success against numerically superior opposition. LLv 24 was once again in the thick of... more...

  • Closing the Booksby Tove Storsveen

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2010; US$ 59.95

    Sitting on the terrace of the royal plantation Frederiksgave, his favourite retreat, Governor Edward Carstensen came to see the inevitable: Denmark had to give up her ìpossessionsî in Africa. As fate would have it, he came to be the instrument by which two centuries of Danish involvement on the Gold Coast was terminated, thereby making way... more...

  • Countrymenby Bo Lidegaard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    Amid the dark, ghastly history of World War II, the literally extraordinary story, never before fully researched by a historian, of how the Danish people banded together to save their fellow Jews from the Nazis?told through the remarkable unpublished diaries and documents of families forced to run for safety, leaving their homes and possessions behind,... more...

  • Changing Picturesby Andrew Meirion Jones; Joakim Goldhahn; Ingrid Fuglestvedt

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 38.00

    This volume derives from a workshop held at the University of Kalmar (now Linnaeus University), Sweden between the 20-24 of October 2008. The aim of this gathering was to provide a forum for rock art researchers from different parts of northern Europe to discuss traditional as well as current interpretative trends within rock art research. Changing... more...