Far Traveler Voyages of a Viking Woman
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Description: Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid7;s story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman7;s last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be. Joining scientists experimenting with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid7;s steps on land and in the sagas, Nancy Marie Brown reconstructs a life that spanned-and expanded-the bounds of the then-known world. She also sheds new light on the society that gave rise to a woman even more extraordinary than legend has painted her and illuminates the reasons for its collapse.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/6/2008
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.78" tall
|A note on the language|
|Prologue Gudrid the Far-Traveler|
|Ransacking the Past|
|A Very Stirring Woman|
|The Terror from the North|
|Eirik the Red’s Green Land|
|Land of Wine or Walrus|
|The House of the Sagas|
|The Farm of Merry Noise|
|From Witch to Nun|