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The far traveler : voyages of a Viking woman

Author: Nancy Marie Brown
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed past 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, few believed that the details of Gudrid's story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Guðrið Þorbjarnardóttir; Guðrið Þorbjarnardóttir.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN: 9780151014408 015101440X
OCLC Number: 85822467
Description: 306 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Gudrid the far-traveler --
At sea --
Ransacking the past --
A very stirring woman --
The terror from the North --
The land-taking --
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.
Responsibility: Nancy Marie Brown.
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Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed past 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, few believed that the details of Gudrid's story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman's last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be. Joining scientists with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid's steps on land and in the sagas, author Brown reconstructs a life that spanned--and expanded--the bounds of the then-known world.--From publisher description.

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