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Scandinavia

  • Letters From The Promised Landby

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 57.00

    H Arnold Barton has contributed to Letters from the Promised Land: Swedes in America, 1840- 1914 as an author.H. Arnold Barton, professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, is the author of "The Search for Ancestors: A Swedish-American Family Saga, "and "Scandinavia in the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1815.  more...

  • Manhood and the Making of the Militaryby Dr Anders Ahlbäck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The creation of Finland’s national conscription army in the wake of its independence from Russia in 1917 aroused intense but conflicting emotions. This book examines the struggles of a new army to find popular acceptance and support, and explores the ways that images of manhood were used in the controversies. Ahlbäck places the situation... more...

  • Scandinavia in the First World Warby Claes Ahlund

    Nordic Academic Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    Denmark, Norway, and Sweden all managed to stay out of World War I, but all three countries were deeply affected by it. Opening with a systematically comparative introduction to the history of the Scandinavian countries during that time period, this account then presents 13 case studies examining the impact of the war on these neutral entities. From... more...

  • The Evolution of Nordic Financeby Steffen E. Andersen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 130.00

    The book describes the birth and growth of financial institutions and stock exchanges in Scandinavia and Finland from 1656 to 2010, including their banking crises and the history of banking regulation. It argues that quantitative regulations cannot, in the long run, produce the desired results and bear the seeds of future financial crises. more...

  • Democracy and Citizenship in Scandinaviaby Jorgen Goul Anderson; Jens Hoff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 205.00

    Major changes in citizenship and democracy have taken place in Scandinavia within the last two decades. Participation in conventional forms of politics has declined markedly, and the ability of institutions such as political parties and trade unions to deliver social mobility is being eroded. Instead, Scandinavians are turning towards single issue... 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...

  • Old Norse Religion in Long-Term Perspectivesby Anders Andrén; Kristina Jennbert

    Nordic Academic Press 2006; US$ 67.99

    Consisting of more than 70 papers written by scholars concerned with pre-Christian Norse religion, the articles discuss subjects such as archaeology, art history, historical archaeology, history, history of ideas, theological history, literature, onomastics, Scandinavian languages, and Scandinavian studies. The interdisciplinary aim of the book brings... more...

  • Nordic Paths to Modernityby Johann Pall Arnason; Bjorn Wittrock

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    Within the growing attention to the diverse forms and trajectories of modern societies, the Nordic countries are now widely seen as a distinctive and instructive case. While discussions have centred on the 'Nordic model' of the welfare state and its record of adaptation to the changing global environment of the late twentieth century, this volume's... more...

  • Britain, Sweden and the Cold Warby Dr Juhana Aunesluoma

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 163.00

    Juhana Aunesluoma considers the ways in which Scandinavia's, in particular neutral Sweden's, relationship was forged with the Western powers after the Second World War. He argues that during the early cold war Britain had a special role in Scandinavia and in the ways in which Western oriented neutrality became a part of the international system. New... more...

  • Cross and Scepterby Sverre Bagge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Christianity and European-style monarchy?the cross and the scepter?were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. Cross and Scepter is a concise history of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the age of the Vikings to the Reformation, written by Scandinavia?s leading medieval... more...