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Scandinavia

  • The Liber legis Scaniaeby Ditlev Tamm

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.95

    The Liber legis Scaniae: The Latin Text with Introduction, Translation and Commentaries forms the second volume of The Danish Medieval Laws and is dedicated to the Latin text based on the Danish medieval Law of Scania. Also known as the "Old laws of Scania", the Liber legis Scaniae is ascribed to Archbishop Anders Sunesen and traditionally... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Medieval Scandinavia (1993)by Phillip Pulsiano; Kirsten Wolf

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 70.00

    First published in 1993, Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia covers every aspect of the region during the Middle Ages, including rulers and saints, overviews of the countries, religion, education, politics and law, culture and material life, history, literature, and art. Written by a team of expert contributors, the encyclopedia offers those who... more...

  • Arabia Felixby Thorkild Hansen; Colin Thubron; James McFarlane; Kathleen McFarlane

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades. Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea—a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist,... more...

  • Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Starby Mary Hilson; Silke Neunsinger; Iben Vyff

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden today all enjoy a reputation for strong labour movements, which in turn are widely seen as part of a distinctive regional approach to politics, collective bargaining and welfare. But as this volume demonstrates, narratives of the so-called "Nordic model" can obscure the fact that experiences of work and... more...

  • The Book of Viking Mythsby Peter Archer

    Adams Media 2017; US$ 16.99

    This fascinating new book reveals the origins of the Vikings—from Thor and Leif Erikson to Loki and the Valkyries—and the tales that have influenced our own lives. For thousands of years, Vikings have held a storied place in our culture—their distinct appearance, their mighty longships, their reputation for causing death and destruction. But who were... more...

  • Admiral Thunderboltby Col. Hans Christian Adamson

    Normanby Press 2017; US$ 3.99

    “A Sea Cadet in 1711 and a Vice Admiral in 1718, young Wessel barged into battle against his Swedish foes wherever he found them, often in direct violation of orders issued by timid souls in the Admiralty. But Frederik IV, King of Denmark-Norway, loved a winner. He gave his youthful fighting cock promotion after promotion, over scores of officers of... more...

  • The Black Death and Later Plague Epidemics in the Scandinavian Countries:by Ole Jørgen Benedictow

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    This book represents a continuation and recapitulation of the previous work of Benedictow. It consists of a collection of papers concerning the controversies over the microbiological and epidemiological fundamentals of the plague epidemics in the past inspired by the European discussion conducted over the last 30 years in the Scandinavian... more...

  • Ambassadors of Realpolitikby Aryo Makko

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    During the Cold War, Sweden actively cultivated a reputation as the "conscience of the world," working to build bridges between East and West and embracing a nominal commitment to international solidarity. This groundbreaking study explores the tension between realism and idealism in Swedish diplomacy during a key episode in Cold War history: the... more...

  • Say Ja to Hygge!by Magnus Olsensen

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 12.99

    Hilarious tongue-in-cheek guide to the Danish "hygge" lifestyle. This book came about after a particularly hyggelig evening in December 2015. I had just lit my pleasing contemporary wood-burner and was sitting back, gløgg in hand, listening to Terj Dørk's classic drøn jazz album "Tepid in Taarstrup'. I found myself reflecting on the fact that we... more...

  • Scandinaviansby Robert Ferguson

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 16.99

    A journey of discovery through two millennia of Scandinavia's history, culture and society. more...