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The Resource The Vinland sagas : the Icelandic sagas about the first documented voyages across the north Atlantic : the saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's saga, translated by Keneva Kunz with an introduction and notes by Gisli Sigurdsson

The Vinland sagas : the Icelandic sagas about the first documented voyages across the north Atlantic : the saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's saga, translated by Keneva Kunz with an introduction and notes by Gisli Sigurdsson

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The Vinland sagas : the Icelandic sagas about the first documented voyages across the north Atlantic : the saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's saga
Title
The Vinland sagas
Title remainder
the Icelandic sagas about the first documented voyages across the north Atlantic : the saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's saga
Statement of responsibility
translated by Keneva Kunz with an introduction and notes by Gisli Sigurdsson
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • non
  • eng
Summary
The Saga of the Greenlanders 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. 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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Dewey number
970.013
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Old Icelandic
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kunz, Keneva
Series statement
  • Penguin classics
  • World of the sagas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eric
  • Leiv Eiriksson
  • Eric
  • Leiv Eiriksson
  • Sagas
  • Sagas
  • North America
  • America
  • Greenland
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The Vinland sagas : the Icelandic sagas about the first documented voyages across the north Atlantic : the saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's saga, translated by Keneva Kunz with an introduction and notes by Gisli Sigurdsson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Old Icelandic
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Contents: The saga of the Greenlanders - Eirik the Red's saga
Control code
000043145834
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • translated by Keneva Kunz /[edited and] with an introduction and notes by G⩳li Sigurӳson.
Extent
xlv, 94 p.
Isbn
9780140447767
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The Vinland sagas : the Icelandic sagas about the first documented voyages across the north Atlantic : the saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's saga, translated by Keneva Kunz with an introduction and notes by Gisli Sigurdsson
Publication
Note
Translated from the Old Icelandic
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Contents: The saga of the Greenlanders - Eirik the Red's saga
Control code
000043145834
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • translated by Keneva Kunz /[edited and] with an introduction and notes by G⩳li Sigurӳson.
Extent
xlv, 94 p.
Isbn
9780140447767
Other physical details
ill., maps

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