The Vinland Sagas - The Nors Discovery of America

The Graenlendinga Saga and Eirik the Red's Saga contain the first ever descriptions of North America, a bountiful land of grapes and vines, discovered by Vikings five centuries before Christopher Columbus.
ISBN: 9780140441543
Author: Anonymous , Magnus Magnusson (Translator) , Hermann Pálsson
Page: 126
Binding: Soft cover
Publication date: 1965
Format: Book
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
Language: English

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Price: 2 590 Ft

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Written down in the early thirteenth century, they recount the Icelandic settlement of Greenland by Eirik the Red, the chance discovery by seafaring adventurers of a mysterious new land, and Eirik's son Leif the Lucky’s perilous voyages to explore it. Wrecked by storms, stricken by disease and plagued by navigational mishaps, some survived the North Atlantic to pass down this compelling tale of the first Europeans to talk with, trade with, and war with the Native Americans.

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