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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • From Oxenstierna to Charles XIIby Michael Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 32.00

    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$ 68.00

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Song of the Vikingsby Nancy Marie Brown

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Nancy Marie Brown is the author of highly-praised books of nonfiction, including The Abacus and the Cross and The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman . She has studied Icelandic literature and culture since 1978. Formerly the editor of the award-winning magazine Research/Penn State , Brown lives in Vermont, where she keeps four Icelandic horses... more...