Tag Archives: Nordic

Here Be Monsters

The Carta Marina (Latin for map of the sea) is the earliest known map of the Nordic countries with details and place names. The map was created over a 12 year period by the Swedish cartographer Olaus Magnus (1490–1557) and the first … Continue reading

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Nordic Noir

Philadelphia author Joe Queenan recently visited Sweden for the BBC World Service and recorded a fascinating podcast on the phenomenon of Scandinavian crime fiction. Queenan explores the social stressors that are making the Nordic region such fecund ground for popular … Continue reading

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