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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 15.99
The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their bloodthirsty 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 own history,... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2015; US$ 1.99 US$ 1.59
With VIKINGS IN NORTH AMERICA, W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, renowned archaeologists and bestselling authors of America's Forgotten Past series, discuss the fascinating myths that compelled the first Norse explorers to brave the oceans to reach North American shores. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95
Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles the reigns of 16 high kings descended from the warrior-wizard god Odin. Major section on 15-year reign of Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Based on earlier histories, oral traditions, plus new material by author, all presented with intelligence, warmth and objectivity. Over 130 illustrations... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 32.00
This 1990 study explores the relationship between educational development and religious change in Norwegian society from 1740?1891. more...