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  • 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...

  • Reaching a State of Hopeby Mikael Byström; Pär Frohnert

    Nordic Academic Press 2013; US$ 41.99

    Shedding new light on the issues concerning refugees and immigration in 20th-century Sweden, this analysis examines the implications of its immigration policies. On what grounds were refugees admitted? Where did they come from? How did the Swedish state aid its new citizens? What differences were there between refugees and the ?imported labor? that... more...

  • Scandinavia in the First World Warby Claes Ahlund

    Nordic Academic Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    Denmark, Norway, and Sweden all managed to stay out of World War I, but all three countries were deeply affected by it. Opening with a systematically comparative introduction to the history of the Scandinavian countries during that time period, this account then presents 13 case studies examining the impact of the war on these neutral entities. From... more...

  • Popular Tales from Norse Mythologyby George Webbe Dasent

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Full of giants, trolls, heroes, and beautiful princesses, these 42 folktales include such favorites as "Temptations," "The Magician's Pupil," "Legend of Tannhäuser," "The Outlaw," "The Widow's Son," and "The Goatherd." more...

  • Nordic Gods and Heroesby Padraic Colum; Willy Pogány

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Rich selection of age-old legends concerning the gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard, their problems with the mischievous Loki, the exploits of Odin and Thor, the story of Sigurd, the winning of Brynhild, the twilight of the gods and more. Enhanced with over 40 atmospheric illustrations by Willy Pogany. more...

  • Myths of the Norsemenby H. A. Guerber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    A collection of myths that tell of the creation of the world, the deeds of such gods and heroes as Odin, Thor and Siegfried, the machinations of the evil Loki, and more. Entertaining and readable, these tales present the ancient Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape literature. 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...

  • 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 1 st and 15 th century, especially in Norway. They are great focal points in the... more...

  • Icelanders in the Viking Ageby William R. Short

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were... more...