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  • From Oxenstierna to Charles XIIby Michael Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    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$ 46.00

    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...

  • Njal's Sagaby Leifur Eiricksson; Robert Cook

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • The Vikingsby Else Roesdahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 15.50

    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...

  • 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$ 16.91

    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$ 15.50

    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...

  • Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darknessby Ibn Fadlan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    In 922 AD, an Arab envoy from Baghdad named Ibn Fadlan encountered a party of Viking traders on the upper reaches of the Volga River. In his subsequent report on his mission he gave a meticulous and astonishingly objective description of Viking customs, dress, table manners, religion and sexual practices, as well as the only eyewitness account ever... more...

  • The A to Z of Denmarkby Alastair H. Thomas

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of Denmark relates the history of this successful country through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians, officials, explorers, authors, architects, composers, painters, astronomers, educationists, reformers, political parties, social movements,... more...