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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 17.95
The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17
CultureShock! Sweden contains all the essential tips and advice you will need to establish your niche in a country that is home to some of the last remaining wildernesses in the world. Discover how the ideas of lagom (just enough) and trygghet (security) contribute to the making of the Swedish character and why a Swede is reserved, quiet and fastidious... more...
- Wochenschau Verlag 2015; US$ 15.26
Wenn wir an Skandinavien denken, fallen uns mustergültige Demokratien, offene und egalitäre Gesellschaften mit einem hohen Maß an sozialer Gerechtigkeit, ein vorbildlicher Wohlfahrtsstaat und leistungsfähige Volkswirtschaften ein. Der Rest Europas blickt mit Neid auf die Spitzenplätze der nordischen Länder in den PISA-Studien. Von außen betrachtet... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 298.00
Drawing on unpublished diplomatic and Masonic archives, this study reveals the career of Emanuel Swedenborg as a secret intelligence agent for Louis XV and the pro-French, pro-Jacobite party of ?Hats? in Sweden. Utilizing Kabbalistic meditation techniques, he sought political intelligence on earth and in heaven. more...
- 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...
- Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 10.86
The nineteenth title in the popular It's True! series, with jaunty illustrations by Binny Hobbs, this book paints the Vikings not only as fierce warriors and conquerors but as daring trader-explorers, law-makers and storytellers. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00
The successful maintenance of peace since 1814 made neutrality a widely popular doctrine in Sweden. Rather than a security policy in the strict sense, it has become a cornerstone of Swedish national identity. Yet, in the past decade the neutrality tradition has been called into question. What is meant by neutrality? Has Sweden ever been neutral? This... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95
Within the growing attention to the diverse forms and trajectories of modern societies, the Nordic countries are now widely seen as a distinctive and instructive case. While discussions have centred on the 'Nordic model' of the welfare state and its record of adaptation to the changing global environment of the late twentieth century, this volume's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95
This is the first in a sequence of books which explores the history of The Baltic World and Northern Europe. In this period, Sweden was a major European power, occupying a central position in international politics. Her rise and decline, and the passing of regional hegemony to the new powers of Russia and Prussia, are central features in the book.... more...