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  • God Julby Anders Neumuller

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95

    The charm, warmth, and beauty of a Swedish Christmas is captured in this remarkable collection of 300 colorful, fun, and historic postcards dating back to the 1800s. Each postcard reveals the magic behind Christmas and of Scandinavian tradition and folklore. Here, gnomish elves meet Santa and children play with angels. With traditional postcards... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Norwayby Jan Sjĺvik

    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...

  • 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...

  • Writing Democracyby Karen Gammelgaard; Eirik Holmoyvik

    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... more...

  • All Aboutby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.49

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for the Vikings. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about Food, Farming, Clothes, Viking Voyages, Invasions, Viking Ships, Viking Religion and Gods as well as much more.The ‘All About’ series is an... more...

  • Nordic Narratives of the Second World Warby Henrik Stenius; Mirja Österberg; Johan Östling

    Nordic Academic Press 2011; US$ 40.99

    Written by leading Nordic historians, this analysis discusses postwar memory and war historiographies from the perspectives of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden vis-ŕ-vis the Second World War. Focusing on the relationship between scholarly and public understandings of the war, this book presents the overarching themes that set apart the... more...

  • Tracing Old Norse Cosmologyby Anders Andrén

    Nordic Academic Press 2014; US$ 40.99

    The study of Old Norse religion is a truly multidisciplinary and international field of research. The rituals, myths, and narratives of pre-Christian Scandinavia have been studied and interpreted in detail relying mainly on Christian Icelandic literature from the Middle Ages. Here, Anders Andrén offers a long-term perspective on Old Norse cosmology... more...

  • A Tiny Spot on the Earthby Piet de Rooy

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 123.99

    In this survey of the Dutch political culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Piet de Rooij reveals that the ?polder model? often used to describe economic and social policymaking based on consensus is a myth. Instead, modern political culture in the Dutch Low Countries began with a revolution and is rife with rivalries among political... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • Ancient Scandinavia: An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikingsby T. Douglas Price

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Although occupied only relatively briefly in the long span of world prehistory, Scandinavia is an extraordinary laboratory for investigating past human societies. The area was essentially unoccupied until the end of the last Ice Age when the melting of huge ice sheets left behind a fresh, barren land surface, which was eventually covered by flora and... more...