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  • A History of Energyby Bent Sorensen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    In this seminal book, Bent Sørensen views human society as driven by the quest for, and control of, energy. From allowing our prehistoric ancestors to survive harsh northern European winters to more recent global energy security and climate concerns, the control and effective harnessing of energy sources has played a central role in human development.... more...

  • The Northmen's Furyby Philip Parker

    Random House 2014; US$ 17.58

    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...

  • Lard, Lice and Longevityby Ralf Futselaar; Hsieh Ying-Hui; J. de Jong; W. Koetsenruijter

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 44.95

    Lard, Lice and Longevity reconstructs economic policies implemented in Denmark and the Netherlands during the German occupation. It clearly shows that the experiences of both these countries during World War I, and during the 1930s equipped them to introduce extensive and intrusive economic controls to ward off a subsistence crisis. In spite of... more...

  • The Far Travelerby Nancy Marie Brown

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid?s... more...

  • The Viking Sagaby John Haywood

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 13.11

    The violent and predatory society of Dark Age Scandinavia left a unique impact on the history of medieval Europe. From their chill northern fastness, Norse warriors, explorers and merchants raided, traded, and settled across wide areas of Europe, Asia and the North Atlantic from the late 8th to the mid-11th century. THE VIKING CHRONICLES narrates... more...

  • The Hammer and the Crossby Robert Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 17.58

    For those living outside Scandinavia, the Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne. The attack on Lindisfarne was a characteristically violent harbinger of what was in store for Britain and much of Europe from the Vikings for the next 300 years, until the final destruction of the heathen temple to the Norse... more...

  • Island of the Doomedby Stig Dagerman; Laurie Thompson

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 19.00

    A haunting masterpiece of Scandinavian literature?now published for the first time in the United States more...

  • Vikingsby Neil Oliver

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history,... 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...

  • A Concise History of Swedenby Neil Kent

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 23.00

    A comprehensive history of Sweden covering events from the Stone Age onwards. more...