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  • A Short History of Finlandby Fred Singleton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

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

  • From Oxenstierna to Charles XIIby Michael Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    Essays, by the doyen of historians of Sweden, on Oxenstierna, Charles X and Charles XII. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00

    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$ 130.00

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • Njal's Sagaby Leifur Eiricksson; Robert Cook

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    Written in the thirteenth century, Njal's Saga is a story that explores perennial human problems-from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and women are swept up in a tide of violence beyond their control. It is populated by memorable and complex characters... more...

  • A Short Residence in Sweden & Memoirs of the Author of 'The Rights of Woman'by Mary Wollstonecraft; William Godwin; Richard Holmes

    Penguin Books Ltd 1987; US$ 19.18

    In these two closely linked works - a travel book and a biography of its author - we witness a moving encounter between two of the most daring and original minds of the late eighteenth century: A Short Residence in Sweden is the record of Wollstonecraft's last journey in search of happiness, into the remote and beautiful backwoods of Scandinavia.... more...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • The Vikingsby Else Roesdahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 17.58

    Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class... more...

  • Song of the Vikingsby Nancy Marie Brown

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing... more...