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Vikings : The North Atlantic Saga
by William F. Fitzhugh and Elisabeth Ward




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Replete with color photographs, drawings, and maps of Viking sites, artifacts, and landscapes, this book celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspectives of history, archaeology, oral tradition, literature, and natural science. The book's contributors chart the spread of marauders and traders in Europe as well as the expansion of farmers and explorers throughout the North Atlantic and into the New World. They show that Norse contacts with Native American groups were more extensive than has previously been believed, but that the outnumbered Europeans never established more than temporary settlements in North America.

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Overview

Replete with color photographs, drawings, and maps of Viking sites, artifacts, and landscapes, this book celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspectives of history, archaeology, oral tradition, literature, and natural science. The book's contributors chart the spread of marauders and traders in Europe as well as the expansion of farmers and explorers throughout the North Atlantic and into the New World. They show that Norse contacts with Native American groups were more extensive than has previously been believed, but that the outnumbered Europeans never established more than temporary settlements in North America.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781560989950
  • ISBN-10: 1560989955
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • Publish Date: April 2000
  • Page Count: 404
  • Dimensions: 10.84 x 8.72 x 0.97 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.41 pounds


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