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Scandinavia

  • The Age of the Vikingsby Anders Winroth

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore.... more...

  • Christina, The Girl Kingby Michel Marc Bouchard; Linda Gaboriau

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 16.95

    The story of a modern woman born out of her time – one whom the seventeenth century simply couldn't contain. more...

  • Turning Money into Rebellionby Gabriel Kuhn

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In May of 1989, on a quiet street in Copenhagen, police discovered an apartment that had served for years as a hideaway for Denmark?s most notorious 20th-century bank robbers. The members, who belonged to a communist organization and lived modest lives in the Danish capital, had, over a period of almost two decades, sent millions in stolen dollars... more...

  • Geopolitics and Security in the Arcticby Rolf Tamnes; Kristine Offerdal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Written by a group of leading experts on Artic affairs, this book offers a historically informed and comprehensive study of the geopolitics and security challenges of the Arctic. The key aim of the work is to identify the conditions for cooperation, stability and peace in the Arctic and to reach beyond simple description and expectation in order... more...

  • Gustavas Adolphusby Michael Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Gustavus Adolphus (1594--1632) dominated his age: he made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe, was the principal upholder of the Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War, and was a great administrator as well as a brilliant soldier. His toleration and reforms helped define the development of the modern state. This concise study of his career,... more...

  • All Aboutby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 6.49

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for the Vikings. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about Food, Farming, Clothes, Viking Voyages, Invasions, Viking Ships, Viking Religion and Gods as well as much more.The ‘All About’ series is an... more...

  • From Antiquities to Heritageby Anne Eriksen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 90.00

    Eighteenth-century gentleman scholars collected antiquities. Nineteenth-century nation states built museums to preserve their historical monuments. In the present world, heritage is a global concern as well as an issue of identity politics. What does it mean when runic stones or medieval churches are transformed from antiquities to monuments to... more...

  • Massacre in Norwayby Stian Bromark; Hon Khiam Leong

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95

    On July 22, 2011, a bomb went off outside government buildings in Oslo, Norway, killing eight people and injuring more than two hundred. Less than two hours later, a gunman claimed sixty-nine lives in a shooting spree at a summer camp on the island of Ut?ya, while terrified and desperate youths tried to hide or swim to the mainland to escape. Massacre... more...

  • Sterbeinschriften auf wikingerzeitlichen Runensteinenby Janine Köster

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Köster investigates the subject of death and dying as depicted on Scandinavian runic stones from the Viking era. Her study calls into question our conventional understanding of the function of these inscriptions, showing that runic inscriptions were not limited to epigraphs, but were also prepared more generally for individuals who were still alive. 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...