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xiv, 897 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Scholarly background
  • Rethinking avaldsnes and kormt / Dagfinn Skre
  • Exploring avaldsnes 1540-2005 / Dagfinn Skre
  • Avaldsnes and kormt in old norse written sources / Else Mundal
  • The avaldsnes royal manor project's research plan and excavation objectives / Dagfinn Skre
  • Excavation results 2011-12
  • Excavations and surveys 1985-2012 / Egil Lindhart Bauer and Mari Arentz Østmo
  • Site periods and key contexts / Mari Arentz Østmo and Egil Lindhart Bauer
  • The prehistoric settlement and buildings / Mari Arentz Østmo and Egil Lindhart Bauer
  • Prehistoric agriculture / Egil Lindhart Bauer and Mari Arentz Østmo
  • The production area / Mari Arentz Østmo
  • Two iron age boathouses / Egil Lindhart Bauer
  • A late iron age palisade facing the karmsund strait / Mari Arentz Østmo
  • Grave monuments at avaldsnes / Mari Arentz Østmo and Egil Lindhart Bauer
  • Political and ritual aspects of cooking pits / Egil Lindhart Bauer
  • The high medieval royal manor / Egil Lindhart Bauer
  • The post-medieval rectory / Egil Lindhart Bauer
  • Scientific analyses 2011-12
  • Geophysical surveys / Arne Anderson Stamnes and Egil Lindhart Bauer
  • Microstratigraphy (soil micromorphology and microchemistry, soil chemistry, and magnetic susceptibility) / Richard I. Macphail and Johan Linderholm
  • Geochemical analysis using portable X-ray fluorescence / Rebecca J. S. Cannell, Paul N. Cheetham and Kate Welham
  • Biological remains / Rachel Ballantyne, Stella Macheridis, Emma Lightfoot, and Alice Williams
  • Specialist studies
  • Artefacts from the 2011-12 excavations / Mari Arentz Østmo
  • Migration period pottery from avaldsnes : a study of shards from bucket-shaped pots / Elna Siv Kristoffersen and Åsa Dahlin Hauken
  • The flaghaug burials / Frans-Arne H. Stylegar and Håkon Reiersen
  • The raised stones / Dagfinn Skre
  • Avaldsnes, kormt and rogaland : a toponymy and landscape survey / Stefan Brink
  • Depositional traditions in iron age kormt / Torun Zachrisson
  • Emerging kingship in the 8th century? new datings of three courtyard sites in rogaland / Frode Iversen
  • Avaldsnes : a sea-kings' manor
  • Aristocratic presence along the karmsund strait 2000 BC-AD 1368 / Dagfinn Skre
  • The warrior manor / Dagfinn Skre
  • Sea kings on the norðvegr / Dagfinn Skre
  • References appendices
  • References
  • Appendix I : The ARM project council, advisory group, staff, and authors
  • Appendix II : Radiocarbon dates.
Green Library
viii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Quintet Out of Tune? China's Bilateral Relations with the Nordic States, Bjornar Sverdrup-Thygeson and Jerker Hellstroem 1. China's Belt and Road Initiative and EU-China Relations, William A. Callahan 2. Denmark's Relationship with China: An odd couple's quest for bilateral harmony, Andreas Boje Forsby 3. Finland and China: Pragmatism Prevails, Jyrki Kallio 4. Iceland's `Small State' Economic Diplomacy with China, Marc Lanteigne 5. The Norway-China Relationship: For Better, For Worse, For Richer, For Poorer, Bjornar Sverdrup-Thygeson 6. Walking a tightrope: Sweden's relations with China, Goeran Leijonhufvud Conclusion: Looking for the North Star: Sino-Nordic Sub-Regional Diplomacy and the `5+1' Model, Ulf Sverdrup and Marc Lanteigne.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138501034 20180213
This book seeks to explore Nordic approaches to China and the idea of sub-regional diplomacy. China's multi-tiered approach to Europe can be seen vividly in the Nordic sub-region, which has been engaging Beijing through a variety of different means corresponding to the political and economic structures found in the Nordic states. In some areas, a specific Nordic approach can be observed, including areas related to economic cooperation, Arctic diplomacy and institution-building. However, the Nordic states also have widely differing historical experiences with China leading up to the present day. Each of the Nordic states has also had to balance their China relations with those of the EU and other major players such as the US. With case studies on the EU, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, this volume addresses the question of a specifically Nordic approach to Chinese relations. It explores not only the contributions of the Nordics to China relations, but also adds to the greater study of sub-regional approaches to Chinese diplomacy at a time when Sino-European relations are arguably at their most complex. This book will be of much interest to students and researchers of Chinese politics, Nordic politics, diplomacy and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138501034 20180213
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 372 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Contents Preface List of Figures A Note on Names and Letters Introductionâ â â Exceptional History â â Sources â â Research in the Field â â International â â Memory and History 1 The Inception of the Turkish Raid, and Its Central Character â â The Return of the Moors â â Compaen the Pirate â â Iceland Ahoy â â How Do We Know This? 2 The Course of Events in Iceland â â Strategy and Resistance in Southwest Iceland â â Folktales â â Attack on the Seat of Government 3 Incursion and Salvation in the East Fjords â â Enter the Corsairs â â Reign of Terror in Berufjoerdur â â South and North of Berufjoerdur â â Did the Raiders Go to Eydalir? â â The Corsairs' Farewell â â Heroes and Guardian Spirits â â Folklore and Fact 4 Razzia and Martyrdom in the Westman Islands â â Preparedness â â Like Lambs to the Slaughter â â The Martyrdom of Jon THorsteinsson â â Not Many Placenames and Folktales 5 Piracy and Defences â â Danish Defences â â Icelandic Defences in the Shadow of the Turkish Raid â â Lessons of the Turkish Raid â â Unarmed Nation â â Civil Defence â â Shelter â â Military Expenditure â â Special Status â â What Would Bishop Brynjolfur Have Said? â â Conclusion 6 Warfare or Robbery â â The Contemporary Analysis of the Turkish Raid â â Forms of Maritime Raids â â Piracy in the Mediterranean â â Maritime Raids to the Northern Seas â â Piracy in the Name of the Law â â Corsair States â â Piracy as a Sector of the Economy and a Pillar of the State â â Corsair Licences â â Slavery â â Holy War â â Legitimate Government â â New Principles of Freedom â â Emotions and Justice 7 Salvation â â Redemption from Slavery â â Fundraising â â The First Redemption Mission â â Individual Deals â â The Second Redemption Mission â â Danish Emissaries in the Catholic Stronghold â â Slave Registers â â The Bottom Line â â Trials of a Redeemer â â Comparison and Aftermath â â Apostates â â Jon Vestmann â â Anna Jasparsdottir â â Murat Reis 8 Cultural Memory â â Scribes of Memory â â A Tool of National Memory: The Turkish Raid in School Textbooks 9 The Visible Turkish Raid â â Landscape â â Works of Art â â I Quatri Mori by Pietro Tacca â â Adriaen Matham's Drawings â â Kross: A Sword Out of the Mouth of Christ Epilogue â â Context and Connections of the Turkish Raid â â The Place of the Turkish Raid: Event and Memory â â Tracing the Course of Events â â Micro and Macro, Past and Present Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004284876 20180508
During the summer of 1627, corsairs from Algiers and Sale, Morocco, undertook the long voyage to Iceland where they raided the eastern and southern regions of the country, resulting in the deaths of around thirty people, and capturing about 400 further individuals who were sold on the slave markets. Around 10% of the captives were ransomed the next twenty years, mostly through the efforts of the Danish monarchy. In this volume, the history of these extraordinary events and their long-lasting memory are traced and analysed from the viewpoints of maritime warfare, cultural encounters and existential options, based on extensive use of various sources from several languages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004284876 20180508
Green Library
xvi, 367 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Sweden's connections to and relationships with the European and wider world is a field of study attracting considerable scholarly attention. The essays here, from archaeologists and historians, offer a new perspective on early modern Sweden as deeply affected by the increasing internationality of the 16th-18th centuries. Set in the socio-political context of an expanding and changing kingdom, they deal with the character and impact of a wide range of cultural encounters - at home, in the colonies and during overseas travel. They consider how new fashions, commodities and ideologies were perceived and appropriated, and they discuss how these encounters shaped the discourses of the familiar and the foreign - from curiosity, acceptance and appreciation, to prejudice, rejection and conflict. In taking a broad and interdisciplinary approach, and by departing from traditional themes of political history, the volume as a whole offers a different view of the kingdom, its people, and its involvement with the outside world. Magdalena Naum is an Associate Professor at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark; Fredrik Ekengren is an Associate Professor in Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University, Sweden. Contributors: Per Cornell, Christina Dalhede, Lu Ann De Cunzo, Magnus Elfwendahl, Matti Enbuske, Adam Grimshaw, Jens Heimdahl, Lisa Hellman, Kimmo Katajala, Jonas M. Nordin, Risto Nurmi, Kenneth Nyberg, Carl-Goesta Ojala, Joachim OEstlund, Claes B. Pettersson, Christina Rosen, Anna-Kaisa Salmi, Goeran Tagesson, Annemari Tranberg, .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783272945 20180530
Green Library

5. Iceland [2018]

291 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
Green Library
xix, 491 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface and Acknowledgements List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations 1 Viking Age Cultural Contacts across The Baltic Sea: Behind the Interpretations 1.1 The Evolutionary Development Model 1.2 Eastern Baltic Archaeology and the Concepts of Different Cultural Impacts 1.3 The Character of Communications across the Baltic Sea 1.4 Conclusions 2 Clan-Based Collectivists or Hierarchical Individualists? Late Prehistoric Societies in the Eastern Baltic 2.1 Finland 2.2 Estonia 2.3 Latvia and Lithuania 2.4 Prussia 2.5 Comparing Social Systems in Different Regions in the Eastern Baltic 2.6 Conclusions 3 Making Trade: Cultural Landscapes and Communication Routes 3.1 Maritime Landscapes in Countries around the Baltic 3.2 Long-distance Trade Routes through the Eastern Baltic 3.3 Travelling along Viking Age Routes 3.4 Points in Communication 3.5 Different Modes of Communication in the Eastern Baltic 3.6 Conclusions 4 The Historical Reality: Places, Place Names, and Ethnonyms in Written Sources 4.1 Estland(s) in the East 4.2 Pre-viking and Viking Age Eastern Baltic in Scandinavian Sources 4.3 What Was Rus'? 4.4 Languages and Personal Names 4.5 Conclusions 5 Networks Take Shape: Communication Through the Eastern Baltic 600-850 5.1 Cultural Situation around the Northern Part of the Baltic Sea 5.2 Viking Colonies in the Southern Half of the Eastern Baltic 5.3 Pre-viking Period Hill-Forts and Trade Centres along the Eastern Baltic Coast 5.4 Conclusions 6 West Goes East: Viking Age Long-distance Communication and the Eastern Baltic 850-ca. 1000 6.1 Viking Age Centres Connected with International Trade Routes in the Eastern Baltic 6.2 Cultural Landscapes along the Eastern Way 6.3 Cultural Landscapes in the Middle Part of the Eastern Baltic 6.4 Coin Finds in the Eastern Baltic 6.5 Interpreting Routes and Centres in the 9th-10th Centuries 6.6 Conclusions 7 Between Consolidating States. The Eastern Baltic Areas in the 11th and 12th Centuries 7.1 Interaction with Scandinavian Kingdoms 7.2 Northern Eastern Baltic in the Final Centuries of Prehistory 7.3 The East Attacks 7.4 Landscapes around the Daugava Route 7.5 Southern Couronian Coast 7.6 Coins and Trade 7.7 Conclusions 8 Summing up and Conclusions 8.1 Two Cultural Spheres in the Eastern Baltic 8.2 The Shared Cultural Sphere of Warriors 8.3 Written Sources and Places on the Eastern Coasts of the Baltic Sea 8.4 Different Periods in the Viking Age Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004216655 20180709
Marika Magi's book considers the cultural, mercantile and political interaction of the Viking Age (9th-11th century), focusing on the eastern coasts of the Baltic Sea. The majority of research on Viking activity in the East has so far concentrated on the modern-day lands of Russia, while the archaeology and Viking Age history of today's small nation states along the eastern coasts of the Baltic Sea is little known to a global audience. This study looks at the area from a trans-regional perspective, combining archaeological evidence with written sources, and offering reflections on the many different factors of climate, topography, logistics, technology, politics and trade that shaped travel in this period. The work offers a nuanced vision of Eastern Viking expansion, in which the Eastern Baltic frequently acted as buffer zone between eastern and western powers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004216655 20180709
Green Library
365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Tom Shippey is Professor Emeritus of Saint Louis University, Missouri, and concurrently Senior Research Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. His books include J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (2010), The Road to Middle Earth (4th revd edn, 2004), and Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction (2017).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780239095 20180625
In this robust new account of the Vikings, Tom Shippey explores their mindset, and in particular their fascination with scenes of heroic death. Laughing Shall I Die considers Viking psychology by weighing the evidence of the sagas against the accounts of the Vikings' victims. The book recounts many of the great bravura scenes of Old Norse literature, including the Fall of the House of the Skjoldungs, the clash between the two great longships Ironbeard and Long Serpent, and the death of Thormod the skald. The most exciting book on Vikings for a generation, Laughing Shall I Die presents them for what they were: not peaceful explorers and traders, but bloodthirsty warriors and marauders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780239095 20180625
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 143 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Awkward States in Regional Integration: Assessing the Case of the Nordic Countries in the Integration of Europe-- Alex Brianson & Malin Stegmann McCallion.- Chapter 1: As Awkward as They Need to Be: Denmark's Pragmatic Activist Approach to Europe-- Anders Wivel.- Chapter 2: Re-assessing Finland's Integration Policy: The End of Domestic Consensus-- Hanna Ojanen & Tapio Raunio.- Chapter 3: Sweden an Awkward Partner? The difference a Question Mark Can Make-- Malin Stegmann McCallion.- Chapter 4: Norway: An `Awkward Partner' of European Integration?-- Stefan Ganzle & Thomas Henokl.- Chapter 5: `We are a free nation': The Icelandic political elite's Euro-scepticism-- Baldur Thorallsson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319575612 20170919
This book provides the first lengthy study of awkward states/partners in regional integration. Is awkwardness a characteristic of states in many global regions, or is it reducible to the particular case of the United Kingdom in European integration? The authors assess how far the concept of `awkwardness' can travel, and apply it to the cases of the Nordic States' involvement in and with the European Union - Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway. The renewed interest in the Nordic region is in part thanks to recent events in the on-going crisis of European integration, and particular its member states' response to the refugee question, which appears to be undermining years of intra-regional solidarity even between the Nordic countries. The security dimension of the region further broadens the book's readership beyond Nordic Politics specialists to IR scholars, as the Nordic countries share borders with Russia and are key players in the Baltic Sea Strategy seeking to involve Russia in looser forms of regional cooperation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319575612 20170919
Green Library
447 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 21 cm.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Iceland. Iceland is one of Europe's hottest destinations, and not just because of its geothermal power. Marvel at the epic glaciers and hear the evocative sagas of the early Icelanders while surrounded by the stark landscapes that inspired them. Explore the sleek and modern capital of Reykjavik. Fly over the sparkling ocean and visit the remote Westman Islands and sample seafood fresh from the ocean. Drive the Ring Road, soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, and see the northern lights. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781631218132 20180924
Green Library
772 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 21 cm.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia. With this guide, you'll set sail to Europe's most prosperous corner: a smoergasbord of Viking ships, deep green fjords, stave churches, brooding castles, and colorful farmhouses. Explore the sleek, modern capital cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Tallinn. Cruise through Stockholm's scenic archipelago, and sample the Baltic charms of Tallinn. Delve deep into Norway's scenic Sognefjord and bike through the idyllic Danish countryside on the castaway island of AEro. And take some time out from sightseeing to get your blood pumping in a steamy Finnish sauna. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781631218163 20180924
Green Library
268 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
"Il y a près d'un siècle, les historiens français ont fait l'impasse sur les invasions vikings. Le plus remarquable est que, jusqu'à présent, personne ne s'était inquiété de cet "oubli". En étudiant des sources trop facilement écartées, Joël Supéry a découvert que, devançant Rollon d'un demi-siècle, Ragnar et son fils Beern avaient fondé un royaume scandinave en Gascogne. Cette présence précoce sur un axe commercial majeur entre l'Atlantique et la Méditerranée a permis à l'auteur de donner un sens à un épisode jusqu'alors insensé : les guerres vikings. Dans ce livre très documenté, allant à l'encontre de tout ce qui a été écrit précédemment, Joël Supéry entreprend un travail de réhabilitation minutieux et inédit. Il déconstruit notre vision du phénomène viking et nous propose une autre histoire, révolutionnaire mais plus lucide. Un livre qui apporte de nombreuses réponses, ouvre des pistes de recherche et éclaire des pans entiers de l'histoire européenne sous un angle inédit."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
318 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
  • Forord
  • Skandinavismen som visjon og påvirkningskraft / Ruth Hemstad, Jes Fabricius Møller og Dag Thorkildsen
  • 'Skandinavismens' tilkomst som samtidig og omstridt begrep / Ruth Hemstad
  • The copenhagen question of 1800 : tracing the intellectual roots of cultural scandinavism / Tim van Gerven
  • The cultivation of scandinavism : the royal society of Northern Antiquaries' international network, seen through the letters of Carl Christian Rafn / Kim Simonsen
  • Grundtvig, Danmark og Norden / Jes Fabricius Møller
  • Selskabet for nordisk konst : en skandinavistisk kunstagenda / Karina Lykke Grand og Gertrud Oelsner
  • Skandinavistisk kulturpolitik : oscar patrie sturzen-becker som exempel / Kari Haarder Ekman
  • Bøker og skandinavisk forbrødring : et forsøk på en bokhistorisk tilnærming til skandinavismen / Tor Ivar Hansen
  • "Det old verdens museum" / Kristoffer Schmidt
  • Kirkelig skandinavisme / Dag Thorkildsen
  • Skandinavismen som en politisk nødvendiglicd : Politisk skandinavisme i et teoretisk og komparativt perspektiv / Rasmus Glenthøj
  • Den dynastiske skandinavismens grobunn og grenser, ca. 1845-1870 / Morten Norhagen Ottesen
  • Nordiska museet och skandinavismens idé / Magdalena Hillström
  • Forfattere.
Green Library
xi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Politics and Diplomacy.- Chapter 3: Crisis-management, Censorship, Control.- Chapter 4: Signals from Stalin.- Chapter 5: Life in Leningrad.- Chapter 6: Silencing the Past.- Chapter 7: Conclusion.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319946450 20181008
This book offers an illuminating bridge between the political and social dimensions of the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-40. The conflict represented a significant crisis for the Soviet Union, inspiring international condemnation and a significant loss of face for its supporters, both at home and abroad. The focus of this study is not upon the military dynamics of the war, but upon its ability to influence events, interpretations and interactions between agents and institutions within the Soviet Union and the wider international communist movement. Through original archival research, this book considers the ways in which the Soviet leadership reacted to the crisis, the tools at its disposal, and the effectiveness with which it managed to manipulate and control the spread of information through official and unofficial channels. It contributes to a more complete and complex picture of the inter-related nature of Soviet politics, propaganda and mass media in this period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319946450 20181008
Green Library

14. Sweden [2018]

351 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm + 1 pullout map
Green Library
101 pages, xvi pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
120 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
The majority of literature about the Viking period, based on artefacts or written sources, covers battles, kings, chiefs and mercenaries, long distance travel and colonisation, trade, and settlement. Less is said about the life of those that stayed at home, or those that immigrated into Scandinavia, whether voluntarily or by force. This book uses results from the examination of a substantial corpus of Swedish osteological material to discuss aspects of demography and health in the Viking period - those which would have been visible and recognisable in the faces or physical appearances of the individuals concerned. It explores the effects of migration, from the spread of new diseases such as leprosy to patterns of movement and integration of immigrants into society. The skeletal material also allows the study of levels of violence, attitudes towards disablement, and the care provided by Viking communities. An overview of the worldwide phenomenon of modified teeth also gives insight into the practice of deliberate physical embellishment and body modification. The interdisciplinary approach to questions regarding ordinary life presented here will broaden the knowledge about society during the Viking Age. The synthesis of the Swedish unburnt human skeletal remains dated to the Viking age will be a valuable resource for future research, and provides an in-depth view on Viking age society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785709388 20180813
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
126 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
162 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
East Asia Library
220 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Did ancient Europeans truly believe in an active after-life, as modern Europeans would like to think they did? What purpose did grave goods actually serve? Are archaeology and the historical sciences in general able to shed, once and for all, a curse placed upon them at their inception as research disciplines in the early nineteenth century? Searching for answers to these questions is the aim of this book which has been written on the basis of widely spread, typical components of grave goods. For the last two centuries, they have been interpreted incorrectly, because of being aligned with archaeologists' ideas about the spiritual world of the society in question.--From publisher's website.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)