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  • Queenship and Voice in Medieval Northern Europeby William Layher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This book examines female lordship and the power of the political voice in medieval Northern Europe, focusing on three prominent, foreign-born queens of medieval Scandinavia - Agnes of Denmark (d. 1304), Eufemia of Norway (d. 1312) and Margareta of Denmark/Sweden (d. 1412) - who acted as cultural mediators and initiators of political change. more...

  • Culture and Customs of Norwayby Margaret Hayford O'Leary

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    Norway is one of the world's largest oil-exporting nations. It is also one of the most progressive countries in the world, according to the Global Gender Gap Index, the Global Peace Index, and the Human Development Index. Yet, despite its outstanding culture, important economy, and spectacular beauty, Norway remains unfamiliar to most Americans. more...

  • Negotiating Pasts in the Nordic Countriesby Anne Eriksen; Jon Vi?ar Sigur?sson

    Nordic Academic Press 2010; US$ 47.99

    A contribution to the popular international and interdisciplinary field of collective memory within a Scandinavian context, this reference presents a number of case studies—from the Middle Age to the present time—that discuss how people look to the past for identity and meaning. Acknowledging that many pasts exist—sometimes harmoniously and other... more...

  • Norway Women in Culture, Business & Travelby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45

    Women often occupy different roles in a foreign culture. Avoid offensive assumptions and behavior by understanding the position of women in Norwegian society: their legal rights; access to education and health care; workforce participation; and their dating, marriage, and family life. more...

  • Norsemen in the Viking Ageby Eric Christiansen

    Wiley 2008; US$ 33.95

    This history of the Nordic peoples in the period 750-1050 focuses on their homelands and colonies, demonstrating the fluidity and incoherence of the world in which they lived. Considers the Nordic peoples in Viking times without undue recourse to developmental theories. Guides readers through some of the scholarly controversies surrounding these... more...

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