Westviking; the ancient Norse in Greenland and North America. Maps and drawings by Claire Wheeler.


[1st ed.].. Boston, Little, Brown [1965] .

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Subjects America -- Discovery and exploration -- Irish.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Norse.
America.
Amérique -- Découverte et exploration irlandaises.
Amérique -- Découverte et exploration nordiques.
Discovery and exploration, Irish.
Discovery and exploration, Norse.
Description xiv, 494 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Copyright Date [1965]
Summary Reconstructs voyages of exploration and piracy that led to settlements on Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland and Vinland, from 960 to 1010 A.D.
Contents The road to Greenland -- Erik the Red at Drangar -- Erik's career in Iceland -- Erik's predecessors -- The voyage of Snaebjorn Hog -- Ari Marsson finds greater Ireland -- What Ari's story meant for Erik -- Erik goes Westviking -- Erik's course to Greenland -- South from Angmagssalik -- The empty lands -- The house at Brattalid -- The house at Narssaq -- THe abandonment of greater Ireland -- Winter on Eriksey -- Erik chooses a homestead site -- The western wilderness -- Erik's search continues -- The view from the mountain -- The crossing of Davis Strait -- The Vestri Obygdir -- Return from exile -- Winter at Holm -- Northward again -- The land-taking -- The ocean-whirl -- Hallowing the land -- Bjarni Herjolfsson -- Herjolfness -- Beyond the Greenland Sea -- America discovered -- Hiatus -- The Vinland Voyage -- The site -- The climate -- The latitude -- The grapevines -- The prodigal land -- Leif's Norway voyage -- Leif's return -- The rise of Olaf Tryggvason -- Thorgunna's story -- Leif's voyage -- The odyssey of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri -- Gudrid -- The cross comes to Greenland -- Thorstein the Unlucky -- Drift -- No directions -- Failure -- Homecoming -- Thorstein and Gudrid -- The walking corpses -- Thorfinn Karlsefni -- The Greenland settlements -- Karlsefni's purpose -- The western prospect -- The colonists -- The outward voyage -- Plotting a course -- North, west, and south -- The Labrador Coast (Helluland and Markland) -- The marvelous shores -- Straumfiord -- Sandwich Bay -- Belle Isle (Straumey) -- The campsite at Epaves Bay -- The search for Vinland -- The choice of Epaves Bay -- The nature of the place -- The hard winter -- Where is Vinland? -- Thorhall's search -- Thorvald's search -- The land of hope -- The southern voyage -- Hop (St. Paul's Bay) -- The dorset boats -- The fatal error -- Death comes to Thorvald Eriksson -- Thorvald's search for Thorhall -- Land of the one-footers -- Karlsefni's course -- The hop at Hampden River.
Geographic Area North America
South America
Network Numbers (OCoLC)411478
(OCoLC)ocm00411478
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Mowat, Farley.
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