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Viking Discovery of America

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A thousand years ago, a Nordic seafarer, carried
off course on the North Atlantic, caught a
chance glimpse of land in the far west. The
story of the Nordic ...

A thousand years ago, a Nordic seafarer, carried
off course on the North Atlantic, caught a
chance glimpse of land in the far west. The
story of the Nordic discovery of America, named
"Vínland" by the discoverers, around the year AD
1000 has been preserved for a millennium in
medieval Icelandic manuscripts. How Icelandic
seafarers discovered the New World a thousand
years ago. Was Vínland first seen by Leifur
Eiríksson or by Bjarni Herjólfsson? Was Leifur
"the Lucky" a Christian missionary, and where
was he from? Who was the first European born in
the New World? In her informative and accessible
book, Anna Yates tells the story of the Norsemen
in America, how they found a new continent and
why they did not stay. Based on original
historical sources, the work brings together
various other knowledge and findings. Anna Yates
(b. 1955) is a journalist and translator of
mixed English and Icelandic descent.

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