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Gina Dahl

During recent decades much has been written about early modern book distribution, but until now Norway has been absent from the discussion. Drawing on book listings, this study seeks to fill this lacuna by exploring the market for books in early modern Norway. Its approach is multifaceted: consideration of the types of books accessed by different elements of Norwegian society is set alongside developments within the book market itself, such as the extended life of popular books, the gradual replacement of Latin by the vernacular and the rise in the eighteenth century in the number of books available on the market. The study demonstrates the internationality of the Norwegian book market while acknowledging specific patterns that determine its Norwegian character.

Maja Janmyr

1 Introduction Readmission agreements are one of the oldest instruments used by states to control migratory flows, and are increasingly used to combat irregular migration within both the European Union ( eu ) and Norway. 1 The ‘Stockholm Programme’, which establishes the eu ’s priorities in

Terje Mikael Hasle Joranger

coined another term, namely complementary identity . He asserts that an immigrant group in a multicultural society that has kept its ethnic identity could maintain competing identities or loyalties and yet identify as American. In other words, there was no contradiction for Norwegian immigrants in

Gunnar Thorvaldsen

* This research was supported by the Russian Science Foundation grant no 16-18-10105 and the Norwegian Research Council grant for the Norwegian Historical Population Register. Introduction This article discusses how available source material can be organised to provide a more accurate

Terje Emberland

The symbol of the Norwegian fascist party Nasjonal Samling [ ns ; National Unity], founded in 1933 under the leadership of Vidkun Quisling, was the so-called Olavs-cross, representing the warrior-king Saint Olav, who unified and christianized Norway. A few years back, I was rummaging through

Kings' Sagas and Norwegian History

Problems and Perspectives


Shami Ghosh

This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings’ sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c. 1200. Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and prose and the reliability as historical sources of the verse alone or the combination of verse and prose; the possibility and extent of non-native influence on the composition of these texts; and the function of the past, in particular given that most of the historiography of Norway was produced in Iceland. This book aims to stimulate studies of medieval Scandinavian historiography with its critical perspective on the texts and the scholarship, while also providing a useful work of reference in order to make this area of research accessible to scholars in cognate fields.

Kjetil Fretheim

in local or national public debates and aim at informing or confronting specific audiences: politicians, corporate leaders etc. In this article I will examine the practice of public theology in one such context: I will look at how the Church of Norway has publicly addressed the linkages between oil

Gunnar Thorvaldsen and Nils Olav Østrem

* Papers were first presented at the emigration seminar organised by the Universities of Stavanger and Tromsø in the summer of 2015. Introduction For the sake of contextualising the Historical Population Register ( HPR ) of Norway this article provides a brief overview of Norway’s migration

Evan Roberts

Introduction: Norwegian Migration to the United States Norwegian emigration rates in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were substantial. Between 1865 and 1930 780,000 people left the country, with the largest migration occurring between 1879 and 1883, and 1900–1910 ( Figure 1

Gry Sagli

established in China, but in recent years has been taken up by many practitioners in Norway and in a number of other countries outside China. 3 The main purpose of the article is to explore certain dimensions of the recontextualization of Biyun qigong from China into a Western context. Initially, I will