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How to Be Danish

by Patrick Kingsley Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (February 04, 2014)

Part reportage, part travelogue, this is a fascinating introduction to contemporary Danish culture for anyone who wants to know more about the world's happiest nation.

Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently...

Heimskringla: or, The Lives of the Norse Kings

by Snorri Sturluson Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles reigns of 16 high kings, including Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Viking roving gives way to Christianity, unification of Norway. Over 130 illustrations...

Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas

by H. A. Guerber Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

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.

Popular Tales from Norse Mythology

by George Webbe Dasent Dover Publications (March 16, 2012)

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,"...

Nordic Gods and Heroes

by Padraic Colum & Willy Pogany Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Simple, dramatic tales of gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard: exploits of Odin and Thor, winning of Brynhild, twilight of the gods, more. Over 40 illustrations.

Historical Dictionary of Norway

by Jan Sjåvik Scarecrow Press (March 11, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of Norway supplies a wealth of information that illuminates Norway's remarkable history, society, and culture. This is done through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay,...

The Essential Legends and Sagas Collection

by Thomas Bulfinch eBookIt.com (July 17, 2013)

The Essential Legends and Sagas Collection, classics in one book:

The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights- James Knowles

Four Arthurian Romances- Chretien DeTroyes

Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut- Wace...

Sagas of the Icelanders

by William Morris eBookIt.com (April 03, 2013)

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of Icelandic sagas:

Cormac's Saga

Grettir the Strong

Frithiof the Bold

The Prose Edda

Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face

by Jana Kopelentova Rehak Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

Czech Political Prisoners is about the legacy of political violence under Socialism in Central Eastern Europe. In light of reconciliation, in post-Socialist Czech Republic former political prisoners’ various...

Changing Pictures

by Joakim Goldhahn, Ingrid Fuglestvedt & Andrew Meirion Jones Oxbow Books (June 30, 2010)

This volume derives from a workshop held at the University of Kalmar (now Linnaeus University), Sweden between the 20-24 of October 2008. The aim of this gathering was to provide a forum for rock art researchers...

The Vikings and Their Enemies

by Philip Line Skyhorse (June 02, 2015)

A fresh account of some of history's greatest warriors.

The Vikings had an extraordinary and far-reaching historical impact. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries, they ranged across Europeraiding, exploring,...

The Saga of the Volsungs

by Jackson Crawford Blackstone Publishing (January 15, 2019)

From the translator of the bestselling PoeticEdda comes a gripping new rendering of two of thegreatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount thestory of seven generations of a single...


by Robert Ferguson Abrams Press (September 19, 2017)

Scandinavia is the epitome of cool: we fill our homes with Nordic furniture; we envy their humane social welfare system and their healthy outdoor lifestyle; we glut ourselves on their crime fiction; even their...

The 12th Man

by Astrid Karlsen Scott & Tore Haug Skyhorse (November 07, 2017)

The book that inspired the international film of the same name.

"I remember reading We Die Alone in 1970 and I could never forget it. Then when we went to Norway to do a docudrama, people told us again and again...

God Jul

by Anders Neumuller Skyhorse (November 03, 2009)

The charm, warmth, and beauty of a Swedish Christmas is captured in this remarkable collection of 300 colorful, fun, and historic postcards dating back to the 1800s. Each postcard reveals the magic behind Christmas...

Beyond the Border

by Tobias Haimin Wung-Sung Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

In the nineteenth century, the hotly disputed border region between Denmark and Germany was the focus of an intricate conflict that complicates questions of ethnic and national identity even today. Beyond the...

A Frozen Hell

by William Trotter Algonquin Books (June 13, 2013)

In 1939, tiny Finland waged war-the kind of war that spawns legends-against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on...

Christian Krohg's Naturalism

by �ystein Sj�stad University of Washington Press (November 09, 2017)

The Norwegian painter, novelist, and social critic Christian Krohg (1852�1925) is best known for his highly political paintings of workers, prostitutes, and Skagen fishermen of the 1880s and for serving as...

No Particular Hurry

by Tony Lurcock CB Editions (May 15, 2015)

Selected passages from the accounts of nearly thirty travellers, together with Lurcock’s informed and entertaining commentary, chart the varied responses of British writers to the making of modern Finland...

Not So Barren or Uncultivated

by Tony Lurcock CB Editions (May 15, 2015)

Part anthology, part history, Not So Barren or Uncultivated brings to life these forgotten journeys and gives a picture of Finland at a time when it was little known to the outside world. It also presents the...

A Trip around Iceland

by Louis P. Gratacap Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

The study of islands, whether the attention of the visitor is directed to their structure or their inhabitants, yields a peculiar pleasure. They are quite definite and unique units. They reveal interesting relations...

Sacred to the Touch

by Thomas A. DuBois University of Washington Press (December 12, 2017)

With near-mythical forests of birch and pine, the Nordic and Baltic countries boast a rich tradition of religious wood carving that is in many ways emblematic of their cultures. Sacred to the Touch examines...

Good Sweden, Bad Sweden

by Paul Rapacioli Volante (January 05, 2018)

You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this?

The idea of Sweden as a nation in crisis is spreading. With influential news outlets reporting stories of no-go zones, lawlessness...

The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine

by Carly Elizabeth Schall ILR Press (May 06, 2016)

Sweden is well known for the success of its welfare state. Many believe that success was made possible in part by the country's ethnic homogeneity and that the increased diversity of Sweden’s population is...

Women in Old Norse Society

by Jenny Jochens Cornell University Press (December 02, 2014)

Jenny Jochens captures in fascinating detail the lives of women in pagan and early Christian Iceland and Norway: their work, sexual behavior, marriage customs, reproductive practices, familial relations, leisure...

Blood on the Snow

by Jan Bondeson Cornell University Press (June 25, 2013)

The Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, a major figure in world politics and an ardent opponent of apartheid, was shot dead on the streets of Stockholm in February 1986. At the time of his death, Palme was deeply...

The Swedish Porn Scene

by Mariah Larsson Intellect (September 01, 2016)

This book presents a close look at the golden age of Swedish pornography in the 1970s, with a specific focus on pornographic films screened in Malmö between 1971 and 1976. How, Mariah Larsson asks, was that...

Making Nordic Historiography

by Pertti Haapala, Marja Jalava & Simon Larsson Berghahn Books (September 01, 2017)

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...

Domestic Secrets

by Maria Agren The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2009)

Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, women's role in the Swedish economy was renegotiated and reconceptualized. Maria Agren chronicles changes in married women's property rights, revealing the story...

Danish Reactions to German Occupation

by Carsten Holbraad UCL Press (February 06, 2017)

For five years during World War II, Denmark was occupied by Germany. While the Danish reaction to this period of its history has been extensively discussed in Danish-language publications, it has not until now...

The Book of Viking Myths

by Peter Archer Adams Media (February 07, 2017)

This fascinating new book reveals the origins of the Vikings--from Thor and Leif Erikson to Loki and the Valkyries--and the tales that have influenced our own lives.

For thousands of years, Vikings have held...

The Power of Song: Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution

by Guntis Smidchens University of Washington Press (March 28, 2014)

The Power of Song shows how the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania confronted a military superpower and achieved independence in the Baltic �Singing Revolution.� When attacked by Soviet soldiers in...

Iceland Imagined: Nature, Culture, and Storytelling in the North Atlantic

by Karen Oslund & William Cronon University of Washington Press (July 01, 2011)

Iceland, Greenland, Northern Norway, and the Faroe Islands lie on the edges of Western Europe, in an area long portrayed by travelers as remote and exotic - its nature harsh, its people reclusive. Since the...

Swedish Mentality

by Åke Daun Penn State University Press (December 20, 1995)

Is there a distinctly Swedish national character? Are Swedes truly shy, unemotional, conflict-avoiding, melancholy, and dour? Swedish Mentality, the English translation of the hugely successful book published...

Discourses of Empire

by Barbara Simerka Penn State University Press (July 01, 2003)

The counter-epic is a literary style that developed in reaction to imperialist epic conventions as a means of scrutinizing the consequences of foreign conquest of dominated peoples. It also functioned as a transitional...

A Scandinavian Heritage: 200 Years of Scandinavian Presence in the Windsor-Detroit Border Region

by Joan Magee Dundurn (August 10, 1996)

A Scandinavian Heritage surveys the numerous contributions made in this area by the people of 5 nations: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. The history of these people, from the first settlers to...

Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star

by Mary Hilson, Silke Neunsinger & Iben Vyff Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

"This welcome book provides very interesting and well-argued views on a rich variety of topics in recent and current Nordic labour history research, and on the current state of art in Nordic labour relations...

The Vikings: The Story of a People

by Njord Kane Spangenhelm Publishing (October 23, 2016)

The story of the Norse is a Viking adventure in history.

The Norse saga began with the first ancient tribes of Norsemen during the Early Nordic Stone Age. The beginning of the Nordic Ax Culture when primitive...

The Viking Tales

by Jennie Hall Start Publishing Llc (December 12, 2012)

Jennie Hall is most noted for her fascinating travel memoirs of the late eighteenth century. She produced vibrant narratives and brilliantly vivid descriptions that have made her popular among readers who wish...

The Norse Discovery of America

by Arthur Middleton Reeves Start Publishing Llc (March 01, 2013)

This work brings together for the first time the interpretation of the best authorities respecting the evidences, historical, archaeologic, inscriptive, and deductive, of Norse discovery, occupation, and colonization...

From Antiquities to Heritage: Transformations of Cultural Memory

by Anne Eriksen Berghahn Books (May 01, 2014)

Eighteenth-century gentleman scholars collected antiquities. Nineteenth-century nation states built museums to preserve their historical monuments. In the present world, heritage is a global concern as well...

Roy Andersson¿s ¿Songs from the Second Floor¿: Contemplating the Art of Existence

by Ursula Lindqvist University of Washington Press (August 25, 2016)

Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson�s celebrated and enigmatic film Songs from the Second Floor, his first feature film in twenty-five years, won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000. The...

Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940-1945

by Arne Hassing University of Washington Press (January 25, 2014)

Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940-1945 examines the evolution of the Lutheran state Church of Norway in response to the German occupation. While German Protestant churches generally accepted Nazism...

Christina, The Girl King

by Michel Marc Bouchard & Linda Gaboriau Talonbooks (September 15, 2014)

The story of a modern woman born out of her time – one whom the seventeenth century simply couldn't contain.

Nordic Paths to Modernity

by Johann Pall Arnason & Bjorn Wittrock Berghahn Books (February 01, 2012)

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...

Icons of Danish Modernity: Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen

by Julie K. Allen University of Washington Press (August 25, 2013)

Julie Allen utilizes the lives and friendship of the Danish literary critic George Brandes (1842-1927) and the silent film star Asta Nielsen (1881-1972) to explore questions of culture and national identity...

Lukas Moodysson¿s Show Me Love

by Anna Westerstahl Stenport University of Washington Press (August 01, 2012)

Lukas Moodysson is one of the most accomplished and unconventional filmmakers of his generation in Sweden. Moodysson, now well known for his English-language film Mammoth (2009) as well as his heartbreaking...

The Vikings and Their Enemies

by Philip Line Skyhorse (June 02, 2015)

A fresh account of some of history's greatest warriors.

The Vikings had an extraordinary and far-reaching historical impact. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries, they ranged across Europeraiding, exploring,...

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

by Michael Booth Picador (January 26, 2015)