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The Far Traveler

Voyages of A Viking Woman
Brown, Nancy Marie (Book - 2007 )
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The Far Traveler


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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.
Authors: Brown, Nancy Marie
Title: The far traveler
voyages of a Viking woman
Publisher: Orlando :, Harcourt,, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 306 p. :,map ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nancy Marie Brown
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
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780151014408
015101440X
Branch Call Number: 970.013 B879f 2007
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