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  • 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...

  • Promise of Americaby Odd S. Lovoll

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 75.00

    In The Promise of America, historian Odd S. Lovoll tells the story of the thousands of Norwegian immigrants who gambled on a fresh start in the United States. Now, Lovoll has carefully revised this successful book to reflect new understandings of the Norwegian-American past, updating this story to today. more...

  • Scandinavia in the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1815by H. Arnold Barton

    University of Minnesota Press 1982; US$ 51.00

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  • British Diplomacy and Swedish Politics, 1758-1773by Michael Roberts

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 90.00

    This book has three objectives; to shed light on the central issue in British foreign policy during a period inadequately explored by historians; to present, for the first time in English, an account of the dramatic last decade of Swedish “liberty” and it more...

  • Icelandby Richard F. Tomasson

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 67.50

    “Iceland, as described by Tomasson, has a fascinating, often contradictory culture,” writes Seymour Martin Lipset in his forward to this book, the first sociological account in English of modern Icelandic society and the forces that have shaped it. Richar more...

  • The Nordic Modelby Mary Hilson

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95

    The political structures of the Scandinavian nations have long stood as models for government and public policy. This comprehensive study examines how that ?Nordic model? of government developed, as well as its far-reaching influence. Respected Scandinavian historian Mary Hilson surveys the political bureaucracies of the five Nordic... more...