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Scandinavia

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Marta Oulieby Sigrid Undset; Tiina Nunnally

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    ?I have been unfaithful to my husband.? Marta Oulie ?s opening line scandalized Norwegian readers in 1907. And yet, Sigrid Undset had a gift for depicting modern women ?sympathetically but with merciless truthfulness,? as the Swedish Academy noted in awarding her the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. At the time she was one of the youngest recipients... more...

  • The Northmen's Furyby Philip Parker

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.38

    The Northmen's Fury tells the Viking story, from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland. It recounts the epic voyages that took them across the Atlantic to the icy fjords of Greenland and to North America over four centuries... more...

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Random House 2014; US$ 21.82

    As heard on Book of the Week , Radio 4 The whole world wants to learn the secrets of Nordic exceptionalism: why are the Danes the happiest people in the world, despite having the highest taxes? If the Finns really have the best education system, how come they still think all Swedish men are gay? Are the Icelanders really feral? How... more...

  • The Ideological Cold Warby Johanna Rainio-Niemi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book opens new perspectives into the Cold War ideological confrontations. Using Austria and Finland as an example, it shows how the Cold War battles for the hearts and minds of the people also influenced policies in countries that wished to stay outside the conflict.    Following the model of older European neutrals, Austria and Finland sought... more...

  • How to Be Danishby Patrick Kingsley

    Atria Books/Marble Arch Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it?s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world?s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch their thrillers, and covet their cool modern design, but how much do we really know about the Danes themselves? Part reportage, part travelogue,... more...

  • Experiences of War and Nationality in Denmark and Norway, 1807-1815by Rasmus Glenthøj; Morten Nordhagen Ottosen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 92.00

    This book explores the impact of the Napoleonic wars on Danish-Norwegian society and accounts for war experiences and the transformation of identities among the popular classes and educated élites alike. more...

  • The Vikings in Historyby F. Donald Logan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Updated with important new research, archaeological findings and debates, this third edition of F. Donald Logan's successful examination of the Vikings, and their role in history, is a key text in the study of this fascinating era. more...

  • Communicating the Northby Jonas Harvard; Peter Stadius

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Covering a time period from the early nineteenth century up until the present and encompassing case studies from Britain, Spain, Poland, and South Africa, as well as from the Nordic countries, contributors to this volume investigate the images that have been presented of the Nordic region in the media in and outside of the Nordic countries, how such... more...