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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

Author: Keneva Kunz; Gísli Sigurðsson
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Penguin, [2008] ©2008
Series: Penguin classics.; World of the sagas (Penguin (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sagas
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vinland sagas.
London ; New York : Penguin, ©2008
(OCoLC)609295039
Named Person: Eric, the Red; Leiv Eiriksson; Eric, the Red; Leiv Eiriksson; Eric, the Red; Leiv Eiriksson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keneva Kunz; Gísli Sigurðsson
ISBN: 9780140447767 0140447768
OCLC Number: 175283732
Language Note: Text in English. Translated from the Old Icelandic.
Description: xlv, 94 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: The saga of the Greenlanders --
Eirik the Red's saga.
Series Title: Penguin classics.; World of the sagas (Penguin (Firm))
Other Titles: Grænlendinga saga.
Eiríks saga rauða.
Responsibility: translated by Keneva Kunz ; with an introduction and notes by Gísli Sigurđsson.

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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1205290<\/a>> # Greenland.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Greenland.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1239786<\/a>> # America.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"America.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1352782<\/a>> # Discovery and exploration, Norse<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Discovery and exploration, Norse<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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