The Far Traveler
Voyages of a Viking Woman
By (author) Nancy Marie Brown
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Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown
Book DescriptionFive 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 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 experimenting with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid s steps on land and in the sagas, Nancy Marie Brown reconstructs a life that spanned and expanded the 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780156033978
(201mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Harvest Books
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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