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The Viking Discovery of America

The Viking Discovery of America

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The Viking Discovery of AmericaBy Anna Yates

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

The story of the Norse discovery of America, named Vínland by discoverers, around the year AD 1000 has been preserved for a millenium in the medieval Icelandic manuscripts "Saga of Eirikur the Red" and "Saga of Greenlanders". This informative and accessible book tells the story of the Norsemen in America, how they found the continent and why they did not stay.

  • Title: The Viking Discovery of America
  • Sub-title: The Story of Leifur Eiríksson and Vínland the Good.
  • By: Anna Yates 
  • ISBN: 9781912366071
  • Pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 225 x 160 mm
  • Illustrations: Several color photos
  • Published: Gudrun Publishing

Anna Yates is a writer and translator of mixed English and Icelandic descent. A graduate in history from the University of Bristol, as well as in Icelandic for Foreign Students from the University of Iceland, she lives and works in Reykjavik and London.