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  • Comic Sagas and Tales from Icelandby Višar Hreinsson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.91

    Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains and avenging sons do... more...

  • Closing the Booksby Tove Storsveen

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2010; US$ 56.05

    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...

  • Countrymenby Bo Lidegaard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    Amid the dark, ghastly history of World War II, the literally extraordinary story, never before fully researched by a historian, of how the Danish people banded together to save their fellow Jews from the Nazis?told through the remarkable unpublished diaries and documents of families forced to run for safety, leaving their homes and possessions behind,... more...

  • Changing Picturesby Joakim Goldhahn; Ingrid Fuglestvedt; Andrew Meirion Jones

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 34.56

    This volume derives from a workshop held at the University of Kalmar (now Linnaeus University), Sweden between the 20-24 of October 2008. The aim of this gathering was to provide a forum for rock art researchers from different parts of northern Europe to discuss traditional as well as current interpretative trends within rock art research. Changing... more...

  • The Rock Art of Norwayby Trond Lodoen; Gro Mandt

    Windgather Press 2010; US$ 27.28

    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...

  • The Far Travelerby Nancy Marie Brown

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 13.05

    Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid?s... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Norwayby Jan Sjåvik

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 104.99

    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...

  • From Antiquities to Heritageby Anne Eriksen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 27.95

    Eighteenth-century gentleman scholars collected antiquities. Nineteenth-century nation states built museums to preserve their historical monuments. In the present world, heritage is a global concern as well as an issue of identity politics. What does it mean when runic stones or medieval churches are transformed from antiquities to monuments to heritage... more...

  • Sterbeinschriften auf wikingerzeitlichen Runensteinenby Janine Köster

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 130.59

    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...

  • Writing Democracyby Karen Gammelgaard; Eirik Holmųyvik

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Norwegian Constitution is the oldest functioning constitution in Europe. Its bicentenary in 2014 has inspired the analyses in this volume, where contributors focus on the Constitution as a text to explore new ways of analyzing democratic development. This volume examines the framing of the Norwegian Constitution, its transformations, and its interpretations... more...