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Scandinavia

  • Manhood and the Making of the Militaryby 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...

  • Writing Democracyby Karen Gammelgaard; Eirik Holmoyvik

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Norwegian Constitution is the oldest functioning constitution in Europe. Its bicentenary in 2014 has inspired the analyses in this volume, where contributors focus on the Constitution as a text to explore new ways of analyzing democratic development. This volume examines the framing of the Norwegian Constitution, its transformations, and its... more...

  • Welcome Home Mr Swansonby Ann-Kristin Wallengren

    Nordic Academic Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Between 1840 and 1940, more than one million people emigrated from Sweden to America. The fact that so many chose to leave to seek a better life across the Atlantic was a major trauma for the Swedish nation. Filmmakers were not slow to pick up on an exodus that proved to be of lasting importance for the Swedes? national identity. In Welcome Home... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...