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Scandinavia

  • Courage and Griefby Mary Elizabeth Ailes

    UNP - Nebraska 2018; US$ 55.00 US$ 46.75

    Courage and Grief  illuminates in a nuanced fashion Sweden’s involvement in Europe’s destructive Thirty Years’ War (1618–48). Focusing on the various roles women performed in the bloody and extended conflict, Mary Elizabeth Ailes analyzes how methods of warfare and Swedish society were changing in profound ways. This study considers the experiences... more...

  • Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museumsby Margaret Tali

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    This book analyzes practices of collecting in European art museums from 1989 to the present, arguing that museums actualize absence both consciously and unconsciously, while misrepresentation is an outcome of the absent perspectives and voices of minority community members which are rarely considered in relation to contemporary art. Difficult knowledge... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Denmarkby DK Travel

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2017; Not Available

    With superb photography, illustrations and maps, this comprehensive travel guide will lead you straight to the very best things to do in Denmark. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Denmark will show you everything from what to do in Copenhagen - such as exploring the historic amusement park of Tivoli and touring the prestigious Nationalmuseet - to hiking... more...

  • Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinaviaby Dagfinn Skre

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 229.99

    The Avaldsnes Royal Manor project explores early kingship in Northern Europe, spanning the period c. AD–1320 AD. The principal case is the Norwegian kingdom and the core site is Avaldsnes near Haugesund, Western Norway. 9 th –10 th century skaldic poems as well as 13 th century sagas implies that Avaldsnes was the principal Viking Age royal manor.... more...

  • Norwegian Whaling in Newfoundlandby Anthony B. Dickinson; Chelsey W. Sanger

    Liverpool University Press 2017; US$ 32.99

    This book is both a study of the wider presence of the whaling industry in Newfoundland and Labrador between 1898 and 1972, and a comprehensive case study of the 'Ellefsen Papers' and the Aquaforte whaling station. more...

  • New Directions in Norwegian Maritime Historyby Lewis R. Fischer; Even Lange

    Liverpool University Press 2017; US$ 32.99

    This book is a wide-reaching study of Norwegian maritime history and developments within the discipline. more...

  • The Languages of Scandinaviaby Ruth H. Sanders

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 29.75

    From fjords to mountains, schools of herring to herds of reindeer, Scandinavia is rich in astonishing natural beauty. Less well known, however, is that it is also rich in languages. Home to seven languages, Scandinavia has traditionally been understood as linguistically bifurcated between its five Germanic languages (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic,... more...

  • Censuses and Census Takersby Gunnar Thorvaldsen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses the international development of the census by comparing the history of census taking on all continents and in many countries. The timeframe is wide, from male censuses in the Bible to current censuses covering the whole population. There is a focus on the efforts and destinies of census takers and the development of methods used... more...

  • The state as masterby Maria Ågren

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    A new gendered approach to the rise of the modern state in Sweden over the long eighteenth century. more...

  • Making Nordic Historiographyby Pertti Haapala; Marja Jalava; Simon Larsson

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Is there a "Nordic history"? If so, what are its origins, its scope, and its defining features? In this informative volume, scholars from all five Nordic nations tackle a notoriously problematic historical concept. Whether recounting Foucault's departure from Sweden or tracing the rise of movements such as "aristocratic empiricism," each contribution... more...