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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

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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, the sagas 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. Racked 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 wage war on Native Americans. Keneva Kunz's meticulous yet highly accessible translation is accompanied by an introduction by Gísli Sigurðsson, which discusses the historical reliability of the two sagas and the geographical placing of Vinland, and builds up a picture of the explorers' likely sea routes to the new world. This edition also contains maps, a family tree and an index of characters, a chronology and suggestions for further reading. -- from back cover.

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Ontario Public Library 839.63 VIN (Text)
Adult New Materials
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24504. ‡aThe Vinland sagas : ‡bthe Icelandic sagas about the first documented voyages across the north Atlantic : the saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's saga / ‡ctranslated by Keneva Kunz ; with an introduction and notes by Gísli Sigurđsson.
264 1. ‡aLondon ; ‡aNew York, NY : ‡bPenguin, ‡c[2008]
264 4. ‡c©2008
300 . ‡axlv, 94 pages : ‡billustrations, maps ; ‡c20 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
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4901 . ‡aPenguin classics
4901 . ‡aWorld of the sagas
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages xxxix-xliii) and indexes.
5050 . ‡aThe saga of the Greenlanders -- Eirik the Red's saga.
520 . ‡aThe 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, the sagas 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. Racked 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 wage war on Native Americans. Keneva Kunz's meticulous yet highly accessible translation is accompanied by an introduction by Gísli Sigurðsson, which discusses the historical reliability of the two sagas and the geographical placing of Vinland, and builds up a picture of the explorers' likely sea routes to the new world. This edition also contains maps, a family tree and an index of characters, a chronology and suggestions for further reading. -- from back cover.
546 . ‡aText in English.
546 . ‡aTranslated from the Old Icelandic.
60000. ‡aEric, ‡cthe Red, ‡dactive 985.
60000. ‡aLeiv Eiriksson, ‡d-approximately 1020.
60007. ‡aEric, ‡cthe Red, ‡dactive 985. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01817514
60007. ‡aLeiv Eiriksson, ‡d-approximately 1020. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01830460
60007. ‡aEric, ‡cthe Red, ‡dactive 985. ‡2sears
60007. ‡aLeiv Eiriksson, ‡d-approximately 1020. ‡2sears
650 0. ‡aSagas.
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651 0. ‡aGreenland ‡xDiscovery and exploration ‡xNorse.
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651 7. ‡aGreenland. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01205290
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651 7. ‡aGreenland ‡xExploration. ‡2sears
655 7. ‡aSagas. ‡2lcgft
655 7. ‡aSagas. ‡2fast
7001 . ‡aKunz, Keneva, ‡etranslator.
7000 . ‡aGísli Sigurðsson, ‡d1959- ‡ewriter of introduction.
73002. ‡iContainer of (expression): ‡aGrænlendinga saga. ‡lEnglish.
73002. ‡iContainer of (expression): ‡aEiríks saga rauða. ‡lEnglish.
77608. ‡iOnline version: ‡tVinland sagas. ‡dLondon ; New York : Penguin, ©2008 ‡w(OCoLC)609295039
830 0. ‡aPenguin classics.
830 0. ‡aWorld of the sagas (Penguin (Firm))
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