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The Frozen Echo: Greenland and the Exploration of North America, CA. A. D. 1000-1500

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“This is a fascinating book, not only for those engaged in Atlantic studies or early American history. The clear and precise text, the skillful management of complex themes, and above all the sympathetic approach to human endeavors, coupled with a skeptical view of earlier theories and an open mind to new ideas, make it as easy to read as a novel.”—The Times Higher Education Supplement

“Of major importance, this book fills a serious gap in scholarly studies of European expansion. It brings new understandings to the relationships between Norse discoveries and the great voyages of Renaissance discovery in the North Atlantic. Furthermore, it is fascinating reading, written in a lively and very readable style. It should interest the general public and amateur historians as well as scholars.”—Dr. Helen Walls, British Map Library, British Museum

Synopsis:

Using new archaeological, scientific, and documentary information this book confronts head-on many of the unanswered questions about early exploration and colonization along the shores of the Davis Strait.

Synopsis:

Using new archaeological, scientific and documentary information, this book examines the early exploration and colonisation along the shores of the Davis Strait.

Synopsis:

It is now generally accepted that Leif Eiriksson sailed from Greenland across the Davis Strait and made landfalls on the North American continent almost a thousand years ago, but what happened in this vast area during the next five hundred years has long been a source of disagreement among scholars. Using new archaeological, scientific and documentary information, this book confronts head-on many of the unanswered questions about early exploration and colonisation along the shores of the Davis Strait. The author brings together two distinct fields of inquiry: the history of medieval Greenland and its connection with the Norse discovery of North America, and fifteenth-century British maritime history and pre-colonial voyages to North America, including that of John Cabot.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-392) and index.

About the Author

Kirsten A. Seaver is the translator of the nineteenth-century Norwegian novel The district Governor's Daughter, by Camilla Collett, and the author of a novel, Gudrids saga, that grew out of her research for The Frozen Echo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804731614
Author:
Seaver, Kirsten A.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Seaver, Kirsten
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
North American
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Travel, Medieval
Subject:
Geography, medieval
Subject:
Greenland
Subject:
Ships, Medieval.
Subject:
North America Discovery and exploration Norse.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
103-646
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
53 half-tones 3 maps
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
8.99x6.07x.94 in. 1.26 lbs.

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Using new archaeological, scientific, and documentary information this book confronts head-on many of the unanswered questions about early exploration and colonization along the shores of the Davis Strait.
"Synopsis" by , Using new archaeological, scientific and documentary information, this book examines the early exploration and colonisation along the shores of the Davis Strait.
"Synopsis" by , It is now generally accepted that Leif Eiriksson sailed from Greenland across the Davis Strait and made landfalls on the North American continent almost a thousand years ago, but what happened in this vast area during the next five hundred years has long been a source of disagreement among scholars. Using new archaeological, scientific and documentary information, this book confronts head-on many of the unanswered questions about early exploration and colonisation along the shores of the Davis Strait. The author brings together two distinct fields of inquiry: the history of medieval Greenland and its connection with the Norse discovery of North America, and fifteenth-century British maritime history and pre-colonial voyages to North America, including that of John Cabot.
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