Stories of Norway

(10 customer reviews)


In Stories of Norway, the author of History of Norway returns to tell more fascinating stories about people and events from pre-Viking times through the Second World War in Norway. There are descriptions of an ancient runestone, skaldic verses, and other significant historical writings, as well as the lives of kings and princesses, farmers and fishermen, hunters and witches, merchants and privateers, emigrants, laborers, resistance men and women, and Sami in these true stories and legends from Norway’s past.

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#527,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #125 in Norway History

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10 reviews for Stories of Norway

  1. Dan Nelson

    Light Entertaining snippets of Norwegian Stories of various historical periods. Recommended.A short but excellent book that touches on several eras of Norwegian History. I like how John writes. Very entertaining and normal writing rather than a dry, scholarly style. So these can be read out of general interest and you will come away knowing something in the process. 15 chapters that cover everything from the pre-Viking times to the WW2 resistance.

  2. Alice Weisbrod

    enjoyable with very good qualityShort very interesting stories of history of Norway. I loved reading it. It is light reading. I bought a few more books and gave them as gifts. They thought this book was a great gift. They love it

  3. Kinthenorthwest

    Great stories & history of NorwayGreat stories & history of Norway…some were just a bit too short, or not detailed enough. Some I had to look up some other facts.However for an introduction into Norway’s history it was pretty good!.

  4. Linda H.

    Loved ItBought this for my husband and he loved it! We are of Norwegian descent, so I’m looking forward to reading it, also.

  5. DP

    Interesting ReadShort stories about Norway. Interesting if you are a fan of lore of Norway.

  6. Robert Widing

    Enjoyed the storiesThe stories were most enjoyable.

  7. Cindy

    Five StarsExcellent book.

  8. H R Olsen

    Five StarsGreat book.

  9. Jimmie Johnson

    Quick History of NorwayThe stories are interesting and the photos are historical. I’d like to visit Norway and use this book as a guide.

  10. Nina Conger

    Very interestingKept me entertained. Learned about stories that are interesting. Can’t wait to see what else the author puts out!

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