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  • 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 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...

  • 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

    Neil Oliver goes beyond their bloody reputation to search for the truth about the Vikings - from Newfoundland to Moscow, Iceland to Istanbul. 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...

  • From Antiquities To Heritageby Anne Eriksen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Historical Role Analysis in the Study of Religious Changeby John T. Flint

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 30.00

    This 1990 study explores the relationship between educational development and religious change in Norwegian society from 1740?1891. more...