The Norse Discovery Of America

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Like most Scandinavian sagas the question regarding their accuracy centers on an examination of what part of the saga is based on historical fact and what part is a fanciful retelling. A thorough examination of the "Vinland Sagas" by scholars seems to support the claim that Norse explorers discovered the New World hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus. The so-called "Vinland Sagas" consist of two independently written sagas, "The Saga of Erik the Red" and "The Saga of the Greenlanders". Preserved in several 14th and 15th century manuscripts, believed to be copies of manuscripts originally penned sometime in the 13th century, the "Vinland Sagas", describe the voyages of Erik the Red and his son Leif Erikson from Norway to Greenland sometime near the end of the 10th century or beginning of the 11th century. This claim is additional supported by contemporary Papal records and the recent archeological discovery of an early 11th century Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada. "The Norse Discovery of America" includes a compilation of both these sagas and other important related documents along with extensive scholarly analysis. Students of the history of the discovery of the New World will find this work an invaluable resource on the subject. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.


  • | Author: Arthur Middleton Reeves, North Ludlow Beamish, Rasmus B. Anderson
  • | Publisher: Digireads.com
  • | Publication Date: July 06, 2021
  • | Number of Pages: 382 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1420973592
  • | ISBN-13: 9781420973594
Author:
Arthur Middleton Reeves, North Ludlow Beamish, Rasmus B. Anderson
Publisher:
Digireads.com
Publication Date:
July 06, 2021
Number of pages:
382 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1420973592
ISBN-13:
9781420973594