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  • Guta Lag and Guta Saga: The Law and History of the Gotlandersby Christine Peel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Guta Lag , the law of the independent island of Gotland, is one of the earliest laws of Scandinavia. The historical appendix to the law, Guta Saga, was written in the thirteenth or fourteenth century. Together, Guta Lag and its accompanying Saga provide an invaluable insight into the lives of the people living on Gotland, the largest of Sweden?s... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Norwayby Jan Sjåvik

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 99.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Norway supplies a wealth of information that illuminates Norway's remarkable history, society, and culture. This is done through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, appendixes, and over 250 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering events and individuals of historical, political, social, and cultural... 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...

  • King Harald's Sagaby Snorri Sturluson; Hermann Palsson; Magnus Magnusson; Hermann Palsson; Magnus Magnusson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.98

    This compelling Icelandic history describes the life of King Harald Hardradi, from his battles across Europe and Russia to his final assault on England in 1066, less than three weeks before the invasion of William the Conqueror. It was a battle that led to his death and marked the end of an era in which Europe had been dominated by the threat of Scandinavian... 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...

  • The Rock Art of Norwayby Trond Lodoen; Gro Mandt

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 30.00

    For thousands of years people in all parts of the world have engraved images on rock panels and stones. Images are found on large, earth bound boulders, on smaller, movable stones or on rock panels in burial chambers. A variety of images are conveyed, including people, animals, objects used by humans, abstract patterns and objects unrecognisable to... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Song of the Vikingsby Nancy Marie Brown

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    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...