Culture and Customs of Norway (Cultures and Customs of the World)

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This thorough introduction to modern-day Norway and Norwegian culture shows the impact a small country can have on the world in terms of peace building, environmental issues, technological innovation, and more.


· Photographs of art, architecture, nature, people, and more

· Includes a glossary of Norwegian-language words like lutefisk and nynorsk, that are useful for understanding Norwegian culture

· Presents a political map of Norway

· A chronology of important events from the Stone Age to the present

· An annotated bibliography of English-language resources

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Norway is one of the world's largest oil-exporting nations. It is also one of the most progressive countries in the world, according to the Global Gender Gap Index, the Global Peace Index, and the Human Development Index. Yet, despite its outstanding culture, important economy, and spectacular beauty, Norway remains unfamiliar to most Americans.

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Margaret Hayford O'Leary, PhD, is professor of Norwegian at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where she has taught since 1977.

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