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  • 1864: The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe

    By Tom Buk-Swienty

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781781252765
    • Publisher: Profile Books
    • Published: November 2016
  • The A to Z of Norway

    By Jan Sjavik

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872134
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: June 2010
  • The A to Z of Sweden

    By Irene Scobbie

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872189
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: June 2010
  • Afrocentricity: The theory of Social Change

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780913543795
    • Publisher: African American Images
    • Published: January 2003
    The central topic of this cross-disciplinary work is the theory of ?Afrocentricity,” which mandates that Africans be viewed as subjects rather than objects; and looks at how this philosophy, ethos, and world view gives Africans a better understanding of how to interpret issues affecting their communities. History, psychology, sociology, literature, economics, and education are explored, including discussions on Washingtonianism, Garveyism, Du Bois, Malcolm X, race and identity, Marxism, and breakthrough strategies.
  • The Age of the Vikings

    By Anders Winroth

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691169293
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: March 2016
    The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore. Despite their fearsome reputation, the Vikings didn't wear horned helmets, and even the infamous berserkers were far from invincible.By dismantling the myths, The Age of the Vikings allows the full story of this period in medieval history to be told. By exploring every major facet of this exciting age, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage.He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. He shows how the Vikings seized on the boundless opportunities made possible by the invention of the longship, using it to venture to Europe for plunder, to open new trade routes, and to settle in lands as distant as Russia, Greenland, and the Byzantine Empire. Challenging the image of the Vikings that comes so easily to mind, Winroth argues that Viking chieftains were no more violent than men like Charlemagne, who committed atrocities on a far greater scale than the northern raiders.Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society and culture of these legendary seafarers.
  • Alva Myrdal: A Daughter's Memoir

    By Sissela BOK

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780201608151
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: September 1992
  • Ambassadors of Realpolitik: Sweden, the CSCE, and the Cold War

    By Aryo Makko

    Our Price: $130.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781785332845
    • Publisher: Berghahn Books
    • Published: November 2016
  • Amsterdam

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780349000022
    • Publisher: Abacus
    • Published: May 2014
    This is the first 'biography' of the city of Amsterdam - in the same vein as Peter Ackroyd's London.
  • Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307743756
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: August 2014
    A historical portrait of the Netherlands capital and the ideas that make it unique explores the ongoing efforts of its citizens to navigate its seaside challenges and democratic philosophies, revealing how the liberal ideals that evolved there throughout time have had a profound influence and are being compromised in today's world.
  • Anatomy of Denmark

    By Klavs Randsborg

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780715638422
    • Publisher: Intl Pub Marketing Inc
    • Published: November 2009
  • Awful End of Prince William the Silent: The First Assassination of a Head of State with a Handgun

    By Lisa Jardine

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780060838355
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: February 2006
    Lisa Jardine is one of the most highly respected and widely read authors of history in the world today. With her new book she examines the profound impact of the assassinationof Prince William of Orange, the first world leader killed with a handgun. From that fateful day to the much later downfalls of Lincoln and Archduke Ferdinand, Jardine demonstrates how this new lethal threat changed the way the world protected its leaders and its lasting importance in our world today. Innovative and engaging, 'The Awful End of Prince William the Silent' further solidifies Lisa Jardine's place at the top of the non-fiction world.
  • Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas

    By Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198701248
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: December 2016
  • A Brief History of the Celts

    By Peter Berresford Ellis

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841197906
    • Publisher: Robinson Publishing
    • Published: November 2003
    For centuries, the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. This book presents an overview of their world. It discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history.
  • A Brief History of the Vikings: The Last Pagans or the First Modern Europeans? (Brief History Series)

    By Jonathan Clements

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780786715992
    • Publisher: Running Press
    • Published: October 2005
    This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a twenty-first century wireless technology; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how English raiders destroyed the last Viking colony. Further Reading, References, Index. 273p.
  • Cambridge History of Scandinavia

    By Knut Helle

    Our Price: $240.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521473002
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: May 2013