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Far Traveler Voyages of a Viking Woman von Brown, Nancy Marie (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 06.10.2008
  • Verlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Far Traveler

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 Gudrids story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering womans 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 Gudrids steps on land and in the sagas, Nancy Marie Brown reconstructs a life that spannedand expandedthe 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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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 06.10.2008
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780547539393
    Verlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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