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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: 2015
  • 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
  • An Account of Denmark: As It Was in the Year 1692 (Classic Reprint)

    By Robert Molesworth

    Our Price: $28.56
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780331499452
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • 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 (Radcliffe Biography Series)

    By Sissela Bok

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780201570861
    • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
    • Published: March 1991
    The daughter of Alva Myrdal offers a portrait of the public triumphs and private difficulties of her mother's influential life
  • Alva Myrdal: A Daughter's Memoir (Radcliffe Biography Series)

    By Sissela Bok

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780201608151
    • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
    • Published: April 1992
  • Alva Myrdal: The Passionate Mind

    By Yvonne Hirdman

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253351326
    • Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: June 2008
    Published to great acclaim in Sweden, Yvonne Hirdman's biography of Alva Myrdal is an intimate, rounded portrait of one of the great women of the 20th century. The scholarly partner & wife of Gunnar Myrdal, author of 'An American Dilemma' & 'Asian Drama,' Alva Myrdal was an innovative social scientist & thinker in her own right. She helped to lay the intellectual foundations of Sweden's social welfare state, pioneered innovative pedagogical programs & techniques, & developed an expertise in human rights that led her to become an international ambassador for the United Nations & Sweden.
  • 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: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385534574
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: October 2013
    Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits. But the deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique geography-the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered. Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, 'craziness is a value.' But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism, one that profoundly influenced America: political and economic freedom. Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world's first great global corporation. In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth-century wine-tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch-and world-history. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through its brutal struggle for independence, its golden age as a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under siege.
  • Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $8.50 - $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.
  • Analecta Septentrionalia

    By Wilhelm Heizmann

    Our Price: $349.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783110218695
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 2009
  • Anatomy of Denmark

    By Klavs Randsborg

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780715638422
    • Publisher: Intl Pub Marketing Inc
    • Published: November 2009
  • Astrid Lindgren: The Woman Behind Pippi Longstocking

    By Jens Andersen

    Our Price: $17.50 - $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300226102
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: February 2018

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