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Scandinavia

  • Swedish Taxationby Magnus Henrekson; Mikael Stenkula

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00

    By taking the long view on the evolution of this country's tax policies through the past few decades, Henrekson and Stenkula explain how Sweden developed the highest tax-to-GDP ratio in the world, until the beginning of the 2000s. more...

  • The Vikings and Their Enemiesby Philip Line

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99

    A fresh account of some of history's greatest warriors. The Vikings had an extraordinary and far-reaching historical impact. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries, they ranged across Europe—raiding, exploring, colonizing—and their presence was felt as far away as Russia and Byzantium. They are most famous as warriors, yet perhaps their talent... more...

  • Agents of Witchcraft in Early Modern Italy and Denmarkby Louise Nyholm Kallestrup

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book offers a comparison of lay and inquisitorial witchcraft prosecutions. In most of the early modern period, witchcraft jurisdiction in Italy rested with the Roman Inquisition, whereas in Denmark only the secular courts raised trials. Kallestrup explores the narratives of witchcraft as they were laid forward by people involved in the trials.... more...

  • Vikings in North Americaby Kathleen O'Neal Gear; W. Michael Gear

    Tom Doherty Associates 2015; US$ 1.99

    With VIKINGS IN NORTH AMERICA, W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, renowned archaeologists and bestselling authors of America's Forgotten Past series, discuss the fascinating myths that compelled the first Norse explorers to brave the oceans to reach North American shores. more...

  • One of Usby Asne Seierstad; Sarah Death

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 28.99

    A harrowing and thorough account of the massacre that upended Norway, and the trial that helped put the country back together On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside government buildings in central Oslo, killing eight people. He then proceeded to a youth camp on the island of Utøya, where he killed sixty-nine more, most... 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...

  • Ancient Scandinavia: An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikingsby T. Douglas Price

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Although occupied only relatively briefly in the long span of world prehistory, Scandinavia is an extraordinary laboratory for investigating past human societies. The area was essentially unoccupied until the end of the last Ice Age when the melting of huge ice sheets left behind a fresh, barren land surface, which was eventually covered by flora and... 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 Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Picador 2015; US$ 26.99

    A WITTY, INFORMATIVE, AND POPULAR TRAVELOGUE ABOUT THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND HOW THEY MAY NOT BE AS HAPPY OR AS PERFECT AS WE ASSUME Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media.... more...

  • Imperial Childhoods and Christian Missionby Karen Vallgårda

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Making an important addition to the highly Britain-dominated field of imperial studies, this book shows that, like numerous other evangelicals operating throughout the colonized world at this time, Danish missionaries invested remarkable resources in the education of different categories children in both India and Denmark. more...