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Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them
Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them
by Nancy Marie Brown
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"Brown (Song of the Vikings) successfully crafts an Icelandic history of chess while tracing the possible movements of 92 remarkable carved figures found in the early 19th century on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. Drawing on the intertwined cultures... (read more)

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Roman Reflections: Iron Age to Viking Age in Northern Europe (Debates in Archaeology)
Roman Reflections: Iron Age to Viking Age in Northern Europe (Debates in Archaeology)
by Klavs Randsborg
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Roman Reflections uses a series of detailed and deeply researched case studies to explore how Roman society connected with and influenced Northern Europe during the Iron and Viking Ages. In an original way, the book brings late prehistoric Denmark - best... (read more)

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The Viking World
The Viking World
by James Graham Campbell
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For 300 years, from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, the power of the Vikings dominated Western Europe. Their voyaging extended westwards to America and as far south as the Mediterranean and North Africa. As well as being warriors and accomplished... (read more)

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The Viking Experience
The Viking Experience
by Marjolein Stern
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Though infamous for their pirating and raiding, active Vikings were actually only a tiny fraction of the total Scandinavian population during the so-called Viking Age. This exploration of their culture goes beyond the myths into the prosaic realities and... (read more)

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Viking Age Iceland (Penguin History)
Viking Age Iceland (Penguin History)
by Jesse L Byock
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The popular image of the Viking Age is of warlords and marauding bands pillaging their way along the shores of Northern Europe. In this fascinating history, Jesse Byock shows that Norse society in Iceland was actually an independent one-almost a... (read more)

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One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway
One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway
by Asne Seierstad
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A harrowing and thorough account of the massacre that upended Norway, and the trial that helped put the country back together On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside government buildings in central Oslo, killing eight people. He... (read more)

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History of the Swedish People Volume 2
History of the Swedish People Volume 2
by Vilhelm Moberg
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This is a reprint of a 1973 English translation of a work first published in Swedish in 1971. King Gustav Vasa made short work of his primary opponents, a group of peasants fighting to retain their rights and a king who could be both the best friend... (read more)

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Icons of Danish Modernity: Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen (New Directions in Scandinavian Studies; Modern Language Init)
Icons of Danish Modernity: Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen (New Directions in Scandinavian Studies; Modern Language Init)
by Julie K. Allen
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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 in early twentieth-century Denmark. Danish... (read more)

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Iceland Imagined (11 Edition)
Iceland Imagined (11 Edition)
by Karen Oslund
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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 middle of the eighteenth century, however, this... (read more)

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From America to Norway: Norwegian-American Immigrant Letters 1838-1914, Volume II: 1871-1892
From America to Norway: Norwegian-American Immigrant Letters 1838-1914, Volume II: 1871-1892
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Seeking economic improvement or a fresh start, following family or news of a land of opportunity, Norwegians left their homeland for America in great numbers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—and they wrote home about it. In this... (read more)

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The History of the Reformation in Sweden
The History of the Reformation in Sweden
by Lars Anton Anjou
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts... (read more)

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Letters on Sweden Norway and Denmark
Letters on Sweden Norway and Denmark
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts... (read more)

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The Danish Revolution, 1500-1800: An Ecohistorical Interpretation (Studies in Environment and History)
The Danish Revolution, 1500-1800: An Ecohistorical Interpretation (Studies in Environment and History)
by Thorkild Kjaergaard
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"...a persuasive case for an ecological interpretation--a conclusion supported by an impressive body of primary evidence, as well as chronological logic." John D. Post, Journal of Interdisciplinary... (read more)

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Legislation and State Formation: Norway and Its Neighbours in the Middle Ages (Rostra Books)
Legislation and State Formation: Norway and Its Neighbours in the Middle Ages (Rostra Books)
by Edited By Steinar Imsen.
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This book examines the role of legislation in the transformation of the early medieval Nordic realms into monarchic states in the High Middle Ages. The principal focus is on the development of a common law for Norway, the Norse lands overseas, and the... (read more)

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The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings
The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings
by Lars Brownworth
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In AD 793, Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse "sea wolves" followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the... (read more)

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A History of Denmark: Second Edition (Palgrave Essential Histories)
A History of Denmark: Second Edition (Palgrave Essential Histories)
by Knud J. V. Jespersen
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Knud Jespersen traces the historical roots of the modern Danish state and Denmark's international position. This revised, updated and expanded new edition features additional material on issues such as the Danish church, the Enlightenment, cultural... (read more)

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Sweden, the Nation's History
Sweden, the Nation's History
by Franklin Dani Scott
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"A monument of historical writing in the best sense of synthesis and analysis, and a most worthy addition to the literature on Sweden."and#151;Swedish Pioneer Historical... (read more)

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Living Pictures, Missing Persons: Mannequins, Museums, and Modernity
Living Pictures, Missing Persons: Mannequins, Museums, and Modernity
by Mark B. Sandberg
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"Living Pictures, Missing Persons is a pioneering work. It gives the first thorough description of the early history of wax museums and folk museums in Scandinavia and it is at the same time a highly interesting analysis of different forms of museum... (read more)

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Building the Nation: N.F.S. Grundtvig and Danish National Identity
Building the Nation: N.F.S. Grundtvig and Danish National Identity
by John A. Hall
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Denmark became a nation amidst the turbulence of the nineteenth century, an era plagued by war, bankruptcy, and territorial loss. Building the Nation is an insightful study of this formation, emphasizing the crucial role of N.F.S. Grundtvig, the father... (read more)

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Swedish Mentality
Swedish Mentality
by Ake Duan
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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 in Sweden in 1989, considers the reality... (read more)

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