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  • All Aboutby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.49

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for the Vikings. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about Food, Farming, Clothes, Viking Voyages, Invasions, Viking Ships, Viking Religion and Gods as well as much more.The ‘All About’ series is an... more...

  • Ancient Scandinavia: An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikingsby T. Douglas Price

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    Although occupied only relatively briefly in the long span of world prehistory, Scandinavia is an extraordinary laboratory for investigating past human societies. The area was essentially unoccupied until the end of the last Ice Age when the melting of huge ice sheets left behind a fresh, barren land surface, which was eventually covered by flora and... 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...

  • Closing the Booksby Tove Storsveen

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2010; US$ 56.05

    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 ?possessions? 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 for the... more...

  • Comic Sagas and Tales from Icelandby Viğar Hreinsson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 19.18

    Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains and avenging sons do... 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...

  • 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 Antiquities to Heritageby Anne Eriksen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 27.95

    Eighteenth-century gentleman scholars collected antiquities. Nineteenth-century nation states built museums to preserve their historical monuments. In the present world, heritage is a global concern as well as an issue of identity politics. What does it mean when runic stones or medieval churches are transformed from antiquities to monuments to heritage... 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...

  • 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...