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  • Nordic Social Policyby Matti Heikkila; Bjorn Hvinden; Mikko Kautto; Staffan Marklund; Niels Ploug

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    By focusing on developments in the Nordic welfare states during the past decade, Nordic Social Policy provides new insights into the evolution of welfare state measures and generally assesses the peoples health in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. This comparative work includes chapters on *the changed preconditions of welfare policies *changes... 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...

  • Finland in the Second World Warby Professor Olli Vehviläinen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 165.00

    This book describes the struggle for power between two totalitarian dictatorships in the north of Europe and the battle for survival of a small nation caught between them. In the Winter War of 1939-1940 Finland successfully fought off a Soviet invasion. Then, with none to turn to but Germany, it became the only democratic state on the Axis side. Ultimately,... 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...

  • Sweden in the seventeenth Centuryby Paul Douglas Lockhart

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 104.95

    Paul Lockhart here presents a survey of the point in history when Sweden rose to pre-eminence in Europe. Drawing on the latest literature in Swedish and other languages, he examines the institutions of the Swedish 'empire' at the height of its influence, and considers questions regarding its rise and fall. more...

  • Denmarkby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 94.00

    Denmark has had a very pro-active energy policy in both energy efficiency and renewable energy while at the same time opening its gas and power markets to competition.  The share of renewable energy has increased dramatically, going from 3% of all electricity generation in 1990 to 25% in 2004.  At the same time, the government?s renewable... more...

  • Landscape of Desireby Gillian R. Overing; Marijane Osborn

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 67.50

    The exhilarating journey of two female scholars is described in this book, which describes their travels as they follow Beowulf?s sea route and explore legendary sites from the Icelandic sagas. more...

  • Homeward to Zionby William Mulder

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 60.00

    ?Documented historical record and personal narrative drawn from letters and diaries of immigrants themselves are juxtaposed to form an authentic and rounded picture of this aspect of Mormon life and development up to the turn of the century.??Library Journal?A highly readable treatment of a special yet fascinating chapter in the building of America,... more...