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  • Closing the Booksby Tove Storsveen

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2010; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • The Vikingsby Robert Ferguson

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 14.99

    A comprehensive and thrilling history of the Vikings for fans of the History Channel series From Harald Bluetooth to Cnut the Great, the feared seamen and plunderers of the Viking Age ruled Norway, Sweden, and Denmark but roamed as far as Byzantium, Greenland, and America. Raiders and traders, settlers and craftsmen, the medieval Scandinavians who... more...

  • Sterbeinschriften auf wikingerzeitlichen Runensteinenby Janine Köster

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Köster investigates the subject of death and dying as depicted on Scandinavian runic stones from the Viking era. Her study calls into question our conventional understanding of the function of these inscriptions, showing that runic inscriptions were not limited to epigraphs, but were also prepared more generally for individuals who were... more...

  • Song of the Vikingsby Nancy Marie Brown

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Vikings in Historyby F. Donald Logan

    Routledge 1991; US$ 35.95

    The second edition of this lively and comprehensive book provides a forceful reassessment of the role of the Vikings in history. more...

  • The Prehistory of Denmarkby Jorgen Jensen

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 83.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Economic History of Swedenby Lars Magnusson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book represents the first recent attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of Sweden's economic development since the middle of the 18th century. It traces the rapid industrialisation, the political currents and the social ambitions, that transformed Sweden from a backward agrarian economy into what is now regarded by many as a model welfare... more...

  • An unofficial allianceby A. Grosjean

    BRILL 2003; US$ 171.00

    Grosjean (The Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, Aberdeen) began her study to look more deeply into the few high-profile Scots who migrated to Sweden during the 17th century and became marauding mercenaries, wealthy merchants, and distinguished noblemen. She found a very different story, hidden by a confusion of national labels that more...

  • Texts & contexts of the oldest Runic inscriptionsby T. Looijenga

    BRILL 2003; US$ 204.00

    This work gathers all older fufark inscriptions found in Denmark, Germany, England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Bosnia, Rumania, Norway and Sweden. It includes essays on early runic writing, the contexts of runic objects, and a theory on the origin of runic writing. more...

  • Fagrskinna, a catalogue of the Kings of Norwayby A. Finlay

    BRILL 2004; US$ 155.00

    This work includes the first complete translation of a 13th-century vernacular history of Norway from the ninth to the 12th centuries. This translation preserves many of the metrical features of this complex verse form, which are explained in the commentary. more...