Vinland Sagas The Norse Discovery of America

ISBN-10: 0140441549
ISBN-13: 9780140441543
Edition: 139th 1965
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Description: 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. In spare and vigorous prose they record Europe's first surprise  More...

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List price: $13.00
Edition: 139th
Copyright year: 1965
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/30/1965
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198

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. In spare and vigorous prose they record Europe's first surprise glimpse of the eastern shores of North America and the natives who inhabited them.

Magnus Magnusson KBE was born in Reykjavik in 1929 and came with his family to Edinburgh at the age of nine months. He has had a distinguished career in broadcasting, journalism, historical and archaeological research, Icelandic and Old Norse studies, and environmental affairs. He married his wife, Mamie Baird, in 1954, and they have four children and nine grandchildren.

Hermann Palsson was a Professor Emeritus of Icelandic Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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