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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America - Anonymous, Magnus Magnusson, Hermann Pálsson
The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America
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One of the most arresting stories in the history of exploration, these two Icelandic sagas tell of the discovery of America by Norsemen five centuries before Christopher Columbus. Together, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the more polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga,... show more
One of the most arresting stories in the history of exploration, these two Icelandic sagas tell of the discovery of America by Norsemen five centuries before Christopher Columbus. Together, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the more polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written some hundred years later, recount how Eirik the Red founded an Icelandic colony in Greenland and how his son, Leif the Lucky, later sailed south to explore - and if possible exploit - the chance discovery by Bjarni Herjolfsson of an unknown land. In spare and vigorous prose they record Europe's first surprise glimpse of the eastern shores of the North American continent and the natives who inhabited them.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140441543 (0140441549)
ASIN: 140441549
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Vinland Sagas
AcknowledgementsIntroduction & NotesFurther ReadingA Note on the TranslationThe Vinland Sagas--The Saga of the Greenlanders--Eirik the Red's SagaNotesReference Section:MapsFamily TreeChronology of the 'Vinland Sagas'ShipsThe FarmSocial, Political and Legal StructureGlossaryIndexes of Characters and ...
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3.5 Viking adventures across the Atlantic Ocean
I have long heard the rumours that the Vikings had discovered North America long before Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic but I had always assumed that it was little more than a single expedition of which nothing more came about. However, this little book, which contains two Viking tex...
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