Best Denmark History Books
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1. Uncovering Greek Mythology: A Beginner's Guide into the World of Greek Gods and Goddesses
Author: by Lucas Russo
Published at: Independently published (December 10, 2020)
Get to know the Greek gods and goddesses, from the mighty Zeus, to the temperamental Poseidon, the beautiful Aphrodite, and every character from A to Z. Who were the Olympians, and where did they come from? Why were the Titans overthrown?
How did these and other mythology tales shape Greek culture and civilization? Scholars have long been fascinated by the Greeks, and even today we are entertained by the stories of their mythology and pantheon. The Greeks developed an entire religion around powerful, vengeful gods, benevolent yet fierce goddesses, and bizarre couplings that created some of the strangest creatures in the world’s mythologies.
Who wouldn’t want to hear about Zeus and his command of lightning, Hades and how he found his bride, the wisdom of Athena, and so many other stories that capture the imagination. These stories can do more than just entertain; they can also inspire and teach us lessons that were penned by the Greeks themselves.
Starting with the creation myth, this book will take you through the stories of the Titans, introduce the Olympians, bring in the demigods, and sneak a peek at the monsters that made up the mythology. You’ll learn who all the gods and goddesses were in relation to one another, mythological explanations for natural events, and why any of this still matters today.
2. The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
Author: by Helen Russell
Published at: Icon Books; Reissue edition (April 12, 2016)
When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.
What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.
3. Norse Gods and Goddesses: Guide to Understanding Scandinavian Deities and the Viking Religion
Author: by Ingvar Askelson
Published at: NeoViking Co. (August 2, 2020)
Discover the Secrets of Your Ancestors Without Reading Cryptic Poetry. Do you struggle with finding reliable and comprehensible information about the Norse Gods and Goddesses? When it comes to the Norse pantheon, our primary sources are limited to the Eddas and Sagas of Viking heroes.
These are the only places in our history where we even see mention of the Norse Gods, which is a major inconvenience because of how ambiguous, allusive and complex the translations can be. I know because I’ve been analysing them for over 2 years and continue to do so, as I draw new lessons each time I read.
My goal is to shortcut the process of learning for you with this BRAND NEW resource! With Norse Gods and Goddesses, you can surpass all the obstacles and learn every secret about the Norse Gods. There are 3 main families; sir, Vanir and Jtnar.
Inside you will find detailed descriptions on;innrrTyrHeimdallrFreyjaNjrrLokiSkaiAnd 18 more you’ve probably never heard of! Norse Gods and Goddesses is your shortcut to understanding who the Norse Gods are,I have spent over 2 years collecting this information so you don’t have to; buy this book now to attain it in under a week.
4. Hygge: Discovering The Danish Art Of Happiness — How To Live Cozily And Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures
Author: by Olivia Telford
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 24, 2017)
Do you sometimes feel like your life is a mad rush without ending or meaning? Would you like to find something that offers relaxation, happiness and contentment, all rolled into one? In today’s world, we all experience some hectic days in our careers, family, and social lives.
But if you are always stressed, then you need to closely examine how your busyness is affecting your quality of life. The solution is to adopt the Hygge lifestyle that encompasses the positivity and enjoyment that one can get from simple everyday things.
By incorporating Hygge into your life, you’ll discover how to put down the phone, pick up that mixing bowl, paint brush, or other dream you’ve been putting off and immerse yourself in the present with warmth and connection. DOWNLOAD:: Hygge – Discovering the Danish Art of HappinessThe goal of this book is simple: It will teach you a new perspective on life and how to embrace the idea of slowing down, appreciating the small things and seeing the beauty in everyday moments.
5. Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns
Author: by Lilli Fransen
Published at: Aarhus University Press; Illustrated edition (December 15, 2010)
This volume begins with a short introduction by Else Ostergard to the amazing finds of garments from the Norse settlement of Herjolfnes in Greenland. It then features chapters on technique – production of the thread, dyeing, weaving techniques, cutting and sewing – by Anna Norgard.
Also included are measurements and drawings of garments, hoods, and stockings, with sewing instructions, by Lilli Fransen. A practical guide to making your own Norse garment!
6. Traditional Danish Sweaters: 200 Stars and Other Classic Motifs from Historic Sweaters
Author: by Vivian Hoxbro
Published at: Trafalgar Square Books; Illustrated edition (July 15, 2019)
Single-color relief-stitch patterns in a rare and singular Scandinavian style. From a little-known chapter of knitting history comes the Danish night sweaterpart of women’s traditional dress in the 1800s, these sweaters have long been overlooked in surveys of Scandinavian handcrafting and design.
But now celebrated Danish knitting expert Vivian Hxbro has brought together diligent research, comprehensive charts, and her own painstaking efforts to reconstruct these carefully-preserved garments to create a unique collection of single-color relief patterns. Knitted, purled, and crossed stitches form hundreds of classic star motifs, edgings, horizontal and vertical pattern panels, and striking traveling stitch designswith descriptions, explanations, and instructions now available in English for the first time.
Learn the history of night sweaters in Denmark, with a rundown of special techniques and regional knitting practices. Dive into a neatly-organized library of 200 charts for motifs of all kinds. Follow step-by-step instructions as you reconstruct traditional Danish sweaters in contemporary sizes.
7. The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Author: by Michael Booth
Published at: Picador; Reprint edition (February 2, 2016)
The Christian Science Monitor’s #1 Best Book of the YearA witty, informative, and popular travelogue about the Scandinavian countries and how they may not be as happy or as perfect as we assume, The Almost Nearly Perfect People offers up the ideal mixture of intriguing and revealing facts (Laura Miller, Salon).
Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another.
Why are the Danes so happy, despite having the highest taxes? Do the Finns really have the best education system? Are the Icelanders as feral as they sometimes appear? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastic oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes?
8. The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
Author: by David A. Fryxell
Published at: Family Tree Books; Illustrated edition (December 17, 2019)
Trace your Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish ancestors! This convenient guide will help you discover your Northern European family history while optimizing your research time. Highlights include: Strategies for identifying immigrant Scandinavian ancestors, plus how to trace them back to Europe from North America Methods for locating Swedish genealogy records, Norwegian genealogy records, or Danish genealogy records within your family’s town of origin Detailed guides to finding and decoding common Scandinavian records, including: church records, civil registration records, census returns, property deeds, military records, and many more Quick guides to Scandinavian history, geography, and language Historical timelines, sample records, and resource lists that will bring your family history to life If your family tree includes Swedish roots, Danish roots, or Norwegian roots, The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide is a must-have for your genealogy research.
9. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe
Author: by Deborah Cadbury
Published at: PublicAffairs; Illustrated edition (April 16, 2019)
A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted the most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother. As her reign approached its sixth decade, Queen Victoria’s grandchildren numbered over thirty, and to maintain and increase British royal power, she was determined to maneuver them into a series of dynastic marriages with the royal houses of Europe.
Yet for all their apparent obedience, her grandchildren often had plans of their own, fueled by strong wills and romantic hearts. Victoria’s matchmaking plans were further complicated by the tumultuous international upheavals of the time: revolution and war were in the air, and kings and queens, princes and princesses were vulnerable targets.
Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Europe from London to Saint Petersburg, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of a royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the marriages the Queen arranged.
10. Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History
Author: by William H. Garzke Jr.
Published at: Naval Institute Press; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2019)
Battleship Bismarck is a marine forensics analysis and engineering study of the design, operation, and loss of Germany’s greatest battleship, drawing on survivors’ accounts and the authors’ combined decades of experience in naval architecture and command at sea. The investigation has covered fifty-six years of painstaking research, during which the authors conducted extensive interviews and correspondence with the ship’s designers and survivors of the Battle of Denmark Strait and Bismarck’s final battle.
Albert Schnarke, former gunnery officer of DKM Tirpitz, sister ship of Bismarck, aided greatly by translating and circulating early manuscript materials to those who participated in the design and operation. Survivors of Bismarck’s engagements actively contributed to this comprehensive study, including Vice Admiral (then Lieutenant) D.B.
H Wildish (RN), damage control officer aboard HMS Prince of Wales, who located photographs of battle damage to his ship. After the wreck of the Bismarck was discovered in June 1989, the authors served as technical consultants to Dr. Robert Ballard, who led three trips to the site.
Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It
Author: by David Robertson
Published at: Vintage; 1st edition (August 8, 2000)
In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, David Robertson illuminates the shadowy figure who planned a slave rebellion so daring that, if successful, it might have changed the face of the antebellum South. This is the story of a man who, like Nat Turner, Marcus Garvey, and Malcolm X, is a complex yet seminal hero in the history of African American emancipation.
Denmark Vesey was a charasmatic ex-slave-literate, professional, and relatively well-off-who had purchased his own freedom with the winnings from a lottery. Inspired by the success of the revolutionary black republic in Haiti, he persuaded some nine thousand slaves to join him in a revolt.
On a June evening in 1822, having gathered guns, and daggers, they were to converge on Charleston, South Carolina, take the city’s arsenal, murder the populace, burn the city, and escape by ship to Haiti or Africa. When the uprising was betrayed, Vesey and seventy-seven of his followers were executed, the matter hushed by Charleston’s elite for fear of further rebellion.
12. DK Eyewitness Denmark (Travel Guide)
Author: by DK Eyewitness
Published at: DK Eyewitness Travel; Illustrated edition (July 16, 2019)
Whether you want to adventure like a Viking, sample cutting-edge cuisine in Copenhagen, or practice the art of hygge, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Denmark has to offer. Effortlessly cool and bursting with charisma, Denmark is synonymous with stylish design, modern art and progressive politics.
From the captivating cities to the far-flung corners, each region of Denmark boasts its own distinct personality guaranteed to enthral visitors. Our regularly updated guide brings Denmark to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations.
You’ll discover: our pick of Denmark’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems- the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay- detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy- easy-to-follow itineraries- expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe- color-coded chapters to every part of Denmark, including Copenhagen, Northwestern Zealand, Southern Zealand and the Islands, Funen, Southern and Central Jutland, Northern Jutland, Bornholm and Greenland and the Faroe Islands- our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you goWant the best of Copenhagen in your pocket?
13. Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast (The Early Modern Americas)
Author: by Pernille Ipsen
Published at: University of Pennsylvania Press; Reprint edition (December 7, 2016)
Severine Brock’s first language was Ga, yet it was not surprising when, in 1842, she married Edward Carstensen. He was the last governor of Christiansborg, the fort that, in the eighteenth century, had been the center of Danish slave trading in West Africa.
She was the descendant of Ga-speaking women who had married Danish merchants and traders. Their marriage would have been familiar to Gold Coast traders going back nearly 150 years. In Daughters of the Trade, Pernille Ipsen follows five generations of marriages between African women and Danish men, revealing how interracial marriage created a Euro-African hybrid culture specifically adapted to the Atlantic slave trade.
Although interracial marriage was prohibited in European colonies throughout the Atlantic world, in Gold Coast slave-trading towns it became a recognized and respected custom. Cassare, or “keeping house,” gave European men the support of African women and their kin, which was essential for their survival and success, while African families made alliances with European traders and secured the legitimacy of their offspring by making the unions official.
14. Woven into the Earth: Textile finds in Norse Greenland (None)
Author: by Else OSTERGAARD
Published at: Aarhus University Press; Illustrated edition (December 31, 2004)
One of the century’s most spectacular archaeological finds occurred in 1921, a year before Howard Carter stumbled upon Tutankhamun’s tomb, when Poul Norlund recovered dozens of garments from a graveyard in the Norse settlement of Herjolfsnaes, Greenland. Preserved intact for centuries by the permafrost, these mediaeval garments display remarkable similarities to western European costumes of the time.
Previously, such costumes were known only from contemporary illustrations, and the Greenland finds provided the world with a close look at how ordinary Europeans dressed in the Middle Ages. Fortunately for Norlund’s team, wood has always been extremely scarce in Greenland, and instead of caskets, many of the bodies were found swaddled in multiple layers of cast off clothing.
When he wrote about the excavation later, Norlund also described how occasional thaws had permitted crowberry and dwarf willow to establish themselves in the top layers of soil. Their roots grew through coffins, clothing and corpses alike, binding them together in a vast network of thin fibers – as if, he wrote, the finds had been literally sewn in the earth.
15. The Viking Diaspora (The Medieval World)
Author: by Judith Jesch
Published at: Routledge; 1st edition (June 8, 2015)
The Viking Diaspora presents the early medieval migrations of people, language and culture from mainland Scandinavia to new homes in the British Isles, the North Atlantic, the Baltic and the East as a form of diaspora’. It discusses the ways in which migrants from Russia in the east to Greenland in the west were conscious of being connected not only to the people and traditions of their homelands, but also to other migrants of Scandinavian origin in many other locations.
Rather than the movements of armies, this book concentrates on the movements of people and the shared heritage and culture that connected them. This on-going contact throughout half a millennium can be traced in the laws, literatures, material culture and even environment of the various regions of the Viking diaspora.
Judith Jesch considers all of these connections, and highlights in detail significant forms of cultural contact including gender, beliefs and identities. Beginning with an overview of Vikings and the Viking Age, the nature of the evidence available, and a full exploration of the concept of diaspora’, the book then provides a detailed demonstration of the appropriateness of the term to the world peopled by Scandinavians.