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Saga Six Pack 3

by Various Artists

Ice duels. Twin gods. Slayers and Saviors. An unbreakable sword. Saga Six Pack 3 presents another scintillating sextet of Scandinavian superhero stories: The Story of Burnt Njál The Saga of Magnus the Good...


How to Be Danish

by Patrick Kingsley

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....


Heimskringla: or, The Lives of the Norse Kings

by Snorri Sturluson

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

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

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

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

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,...


Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face

by Jana Kopelentova Rehak

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...


The Adventure of Fitz Michael

by Lee W Crossland

In the late ninth century, the Vikings have entered Irish waters and also the Isle of Man. Plunged into a cylindrical tower by the late abbot Father Daniel, Fitz Michael Ghabron is chosen to escape off the isle...


Our Scandinavian Heritage

by Barbara Ann Hillman Jones

OUR SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE is a collection of true stories by members of The Norden Clubs, Jamestown, NY, stories of themselves and/or their ancestors their adventures, customs, and the sacrifices they made to...


A Trip around Iceland

by Louis P. Gratacap

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...


Charles XII and the Collapse of the Swedish Empire

by R. Nisbet Bain

THE present work has no pretention to be anything like an exhaustive biography of Charles XII.--a perfectly adequate treatment of so large and complex a subject would demand many volumes. But it does claim to...


The Danish History Books I-IX

by Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo Grammaticus, or "The Lettered", one of the notable historians of the Middle Ages, may fairly be called not only the earliest chronicler of Denmark, but her earliest writer. In the latter half of the twelfth...


Alfred the Great and the Viking Invasions of Europe

by Beatrice Lees

"IN the year of our Lord's Incarnation 849 light rose out of darkness. Alfred, King of the English, was born in the royal 'vill' [villa regia] which is called Wanetinge [Wantage]." To later historians, as to...


The Viking Age

by Charles Francis Keary

                The present volume is concerned with that period in the history of the Scandinavian peoples when they were growing, but had not yet fully grown, into nationalities, and when, therefore,...


The History of Scandinavia

by Paul Sinding

In the widest sense History must be considered the knowledge, the portraying, or the total sum of all that in nature, amongst men, and in the whole circle of experiences, there is, or comes to pass, was, or...


Charles XII, King of Sweden

by Carl Gustafson Klingspor

Two centuries ago when the kingdoms of Northern Europe were struggling for supremacy on the Baltic and control of the narrow portal to the sea, there appeared a young prince, the marvel of his age, who made...


A Short History of the Normans

by Charles Haskins

 

            The central fact of Norman history and the starting-point for its study is the event so brilliantly commemorated by the millenary of 1911, the grant of Normandy to Rollo and his northern...


The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

by Julian D. Richards

The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers,...


Gustavus Adolphus

by John Stevens

Among the persons whose genius, heroism and force of character influenced events, and won commanding game, in the seventeenth century, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden is justly regarded of the first. The War of...