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Viking America: The First Millennium

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Viking America examined through the writing and rewriting of the Vinland story from the middle ages to the twentieth century.

Synopsis:

The accounts in the Vinland sagas of the great voyages to the northeast coast of America in the early years of the eleventh century have often been obscured by detailed argument over the physical identity of the West Atlantic land which its Scandinavian discoverers named Vinland. Geraldine Barnes leaves archaeological evidence aside and returns to the Old Norse narratives, Groenlendinga saga/I> (Saga of Greenlanders) and Eiriks saga rauda (Saga of Eric the Red), in her study of the writing and rewriting of the Vinland story from the middle ages to the late twentieth century. She sets the sagas in the context of Iceland's transition from paganism to Christianity; later chapters explore the Vinland story in relation to issues of regional pride and national myths of foundation in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America, to the ethos of popular imperialism during the same period in English literature, and, in the late twentieth century, to postcolonial concerns.GERALDINE BARNES is associate professor of English, University of Sydney.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-182) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780859916080
Author:
Barnes, Geraldine
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
America
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Europe - Scandinavia
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Scandinavia
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
Iceland
Subject:
Old Norse literature
Subject:
Imperialism in literature
Subject:
Geographical discoveries in literature.
Subject:
Explorers in literature.
Subject:
Vikings in literature
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
English literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
World History-Scandinavia
Series Volume:
104-23
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.48x6.32x.88 in. 1.05 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The accounts in the Vinland sagas of the great voyages to the northeast coast of America in the early years of the eleventh century have often been obscured by detailed argument over the physical identity of the West Atlantic land which its Scandinavian discoverers named Vinland. Geraldine Barnes leaves archaeological evidence aside and returns to the Old Norse narratives, Groenlendinga saga/I> (Saga of Greenlanders) and Eiriks saga rauda (Saga of Eric the Red), in her study of the writing and rewriting of the Vinland story from the middle ages to the late twentieth century. She sets the sagas in the context of Iceland's transition from paganism to Christianity; later chapters explore the Vinland story in relation to issues of regional pride and national myths of foundation in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America, to the ethos of popular imperialism during the same period in English literature, and, in the late twentieth century, to postcolonial concerns.GERALDINE BARNES is associate professor of English, University of Sydney.
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