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  • Finland in the New Europeby Max Jakobson

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 31.95

    Jakobson tells the story of a small nation that has emerged a winner from the ordeals of the twentieth century. Finland is still widely remembered for its successful resistance against Soviet attempts to subjugate it during World War II, but less is known about the skillful balancing act by which Finns preserved their independence and way of life during... more...

  • Domestic Secretsby Maria Ågren

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, women's role in the Swedish economy was renegotiated and reconceptualized. Maria Agren chronicles changes in married women's property rights, revealing the story of Swedish women's property as not just a simple narrative of the erosion of legal rights, but a more complex tale of unintended consequences.... more...

  • Transformations And Crisesby Thomas Ekman JA¸rgensen

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 25.00

    The Left in the 1960s and 1970s has a powerful, almost mythical, place in the history of the 20th century. It was during these decades that the radical Left managed to renew the language of socialism as an alternative to communism and liberalism alike, but also when radicalism often led to extremism and social movements turned into political sects.... more...

  • Progress or Perishby Aini Linjakumpu; Sandra Wallenius-Korkalo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    Multidisciplinary in nature, Progress or Perish brings together the work of leading scholars to explore the changes that individual and social agency can effect. It engages with the wider theoretical and methodological debates to be of key interest to sociologists, geographers and anthropologists, as well as those with interests in gender studies,... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Swedenby BYRON J. NORDSTROM

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    Culture and Customs of Sweden is an ideal introduction to this fascinating nation. The book opens with a broad overview of the country and then examines specific themes such as religion, marriage, family, gender issues, education, holidays, popular customs, sports and leisure, media, literature, performing arts, art, and architecture. ||Throughout,... more...

  • Ships of Wood and Men of Ironby Gerard Kenney

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 21.95

    A history of explorations of the Arctic in Canada, beginning with Otto Sverdrups 18981902 Norwegian expedition. more...

  • Journeys from Scandinaviaby Elisabeth Oxfeldt

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    For all of the scholarship done on postcolonial literatures, little has been applied to Scandinavian writing. Yet, beginning with the onset of tourism beyond Scandinavia in the 1840s, a compelling body of prose works documents Scandinavian attitudes toward foreign countries and further shows how these Scandinavian travelers sought to portray themselves... more...

  • The Struggle for the Peopleby Ove Korsgaard

    Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In this book Ove Korsgaard, the well-known scholar of democracy, examines how the concept people has changed throughout Danish history. Interpretations and uses of this notion have had dramatic influence on the building of the Danish society. The struggle of the people is the struggle for power in society. Until The Age of Enlightenment the concept... more...

  • Identity, Interest and Actionby Erik Ringmar

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 36.00

    Critique of rational choice theory and original, cultural analysis of key historical problem. more...

  • The Swedish Imperial Experience 1560?1718by Michael Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 28.00

    In his Wiles Lectures for 1977 Professor Roberts examines some of the problems raised by Sweden's brief career as a great power, and seeks to answer some of the questions that flow from them. Were the underlying considerations which prompted the unexpected development geopolitical, or social, or economic? How was it possible to produce the financial... more...