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  • 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-à-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...

  • 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...

  • The A to Z of Denmarkby Alastair H. Thomas

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Denmark relates the history of this successful country through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians, officials, explorers, authors, architects, composers, painters, astronomers, educationists, reformers, political parties, social movements,... more...

  • Vikings in Historyby F. Donald Logan

    Routledge 1991; US$ 35.95

    The second edition of this lively and comprehensive book provides a forceful reassessment of the role of the Vikings in history. 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...

  • An Economic History of Swedenby Lars Magnusson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book represents the first recent attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of Sweden's economic development since the middle of the 18th century. It traces the rapid industrialisation, the political currents and the social ambitions, that transformed Sweden from a backward agrarian economy into what is now regarded by many as a model welfare... more...

  • 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...

  • Finland in the Second World Warby Professor Olli Vehviläinen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    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...

  • 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...