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  • Viking Age Icelandby Jesse L Byock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    Medieval Iceland was unique amongst Western Europe, with no foreign policy, no defence forces, no king, no lords, no peasants and few battles. It should have been a utopia yet its literature is dominated by brutality and killing. The reasons for this, argues Jesse Byock, lie in the underlying structures and cultural codes of the islands' social order.... more...

  • 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...

  • Dracula's Bloodlineby Radu R. Florescu; Matei Cazacu

    Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 36.99

    This book tells the story of the Florescu family, from its feudal blood ties, to notorious 15th century figure Vlad Tepes (Count Dracula), right up to present day. The authors drew on research that had mostly been kept in family hands, and include original photographs and a full family genealogy. more...

  • Lapps and Labyrinthsby Noel D. Broadbent; Jan Stora

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 34.95

    Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one of Sweden's foremost experts on north Swedish archaeology and literally wrote the book on the prehistory of the Skellefteå region on the North Bothnian coast. This knowledge is now brought to bear on the issue of Saami origins. The focus is on the successful adaptive strategies of Saami societies over thousands of... more...

  • Torkel Aschehoug and Norwegian Historical Economic Thoughtby Mathilde C. Fasting

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    This book explores the economic thought of prominent Norwegian legal theorist and politician Torkel Halvorsen Aschehoug (1822–1909) during the last decades of the nineteenth century, focusing on his historical-empirical approach to economics. more...

  • Experiences of War and Nationality in Denmark and Norway, 1807-1815by Rasmus Glenthøj; Morten Nordhagen Ottosen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book explores the impact of the Napoleonic wars on Danish-Norwegian society and accounts for war experiences and the transformation of identities among the popular classes and educated élites alike. more...

  • Turning Money into Rebellionby Gabriel Kuhn

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In May of 1989, on a quiet street in Copenhagen, police discovered an apartment that had served for years as a hideaway for Denmark’s most notorious 20th-century bank robbers. The members, who belonged to a communist organization and lived modest lives in the Danish capital, had, over a period of almost two decades, sent millions in stolen dollars... more...

  • Post-Industrial Landscape Scarsby Anna Storm

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    An exploration of the flipside of industrial materiality in the shape of contamination, abandonment and dramatic landscape transformation. more...

  • Popular Tales from Norse Mythologyby George Webbe Dasent

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    42 thrilling folktales include "Dapplegrim," "Tatterhood," "The Werewolf," "Such Women Are," "The Three Dogs," "Temptations," "The Magician's Pupil," "Legend of Tannhäuser," "The Outlaw," "The Widow's Son," "The Three Sisters Trapped in a Mountain," "The Blue Belt," "The Seven Ravens," and "The Goatherd" (source of the Rip van Winkle story). more...

  • Myths of the Norsemenby H. A. Guerber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Reliable versions of age-old Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape Western culture. Creation of world, deeds of gods and heroes such as Odin and Thor, machinations of Loki, more. more...