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  • 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$ 168.00

    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 Holmøyvik

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 54.95

    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 Scandinaviaby T. Douglas Price

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Ancient Scandinavia provides a comprehensive overview of the archaeological history of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. more...

  • Suèdeby Encyclopaedia Universalis; Les Grands Articles

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    La Suède est restée plus longtemps que les autres pays scandinaves dépourvue d'histoire écrite. Les temps archaïques, sur lesquels la documentation se limite aux données de l'archéologie, de l'épigraphie runique et de quelques traditions plus ou moins mythiques consignées dans les pays étrangers, s'y prolongent jusqu'au milieu du XIIe... more...

  • Scandinavieby Encyclopaedia Universalis; Les Grands Articles

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    Les pays scandinaves se rassemblent au nord de l'Europe ; ils sont formés en grande partie par l'énorme péninsule scandinave, qui comprend la Suède et la Norvège et que prolonge au sud le Danemark. Des îles plus ou moins lointaines leur sont rattachées : l'Islande qui constitue le quatrième État scandinave, le Svalbard (dont l'archipel du... more...