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  • 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...

  • Swedenby Edward Hogan; Joan Hogan

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00

    The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture. Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery, and maps reflect current political boundaries. Written by the most experienced professors teaching world regional... more...

  • The Viking Worldby Stefan Brink; Neil Price

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 59.95

    Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field. Bringing together today?s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics, Stefan Brink and Neil Price have constructed the first... more...

  • The Vikingsby Julian D. Richards

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, yet they were also traders, settlers, and farmers, who have been variously perceived as poets, explorers, democrats, and statesmen. Julian Richards uses the latest archaeological evidence to reveal the whole Viking world, and examines their legacy - from medieval sagas to 19th Century nationalism.... more...

  • Constitutional Documents of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands 1789?1848 / Documents constitutionnels de la Belgique, du Luxembourg et des Pays-Bas 1789?1848 / Constitutionele Documenten van België, Luxemburg en Nederland 1789?1848 /...by Fred Stevens; Philippe Poirier; Peter A.J. van den Berg

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 503.00

    The seventh Europe volume of Constitutions of the World covers Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands; a central European region in which constitutional echoes of the revolutions of 1789, 1830 and 1848, the restoration following the Congress of Vienna and the national independence movements can be found. The scope of the edited source... more...

  • Public Health and Municipal Policy Makingby Marjaana Niemi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 139.95

    Public health policies had a profound impact on urban life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, yet relatively few people took an active interest in the formulation of these policies. In this book Marjaana Niemi examines the impact of different political aims and pressures on 'scientific' health policies through the analysis... more...

  • Analecta Septentrionaliaby Wilhelm Heizmann; Klaus Böldl; Heinrich Beck

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 321.00

    Compared to other medieval philologies, the particular nature of the literature of the North, and in particular of Iceland, has always meant that the study of Old Norse languages must be interdisciplinary and rely on methodical variety. This volume, published on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the Munich old Norse scholar, Kurt Schier, contains... more...

  • Runensteine in Schwedenby Lydia Klos

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    The central topic of this work are the Iron Age runic stones in modern-day Sweden, which are analysed for the first time in relation to where they were originally erected. An interdisciplinary approach first of all considers their archaeological environment, before analysing the inscriptions with regard to their intended site. The second part of the... more...

  • Magic, Body and the Self in Eighteenth-Century Swedenby Jacqueline Van Gent

    BRILL 2008; US$ 138.00

    Contrary to previous assumptions, magic remained an integral part of everyday life in Enlightenment Europe. This book demonstrates that the endurance of magical practices, both benevolent and malevolent, was grounded in early modern perceptions of an interconnected body, self and spiritual cosmos. more...