Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

Front Cover
William W. Fitzhugh, Elisabeth I. Ward
Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000 - Greenland - 432 pages
1 Review
"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 movement of farmers and explorers throughout the North Atlantic and into the New World"--Back cover.

What people are saying - Write a review

Vikings: the North Atlantic saga

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

To mark the 1000-year anniversary of the first settlement of Viking explorers in North America on the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, the Smithsonian Institution has mounted a large exhibition now ... Read full review

Vikings: the North Atlantic saga

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

To mark the 1000-year anniversary of the first settlement of Viking explorers in North America on the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, the Smithsonian Institution has mounted a large exhibition now ... Read full review

Contents

Preface Hillary Rodham Clinton
8
Scandinavia in the Viking Age Peter H Sawyer
27
Farming and Daily Life Sigrid H H Kalandand Irmelin Martens
42
Religion Art and Runes AnneSofie Graslund
55
Political Organization and Social Life LarsJorgensen
73
Ships and Navigation Arne Emil Christensen
86
The Viking Age in Europe Christopher D Morris
99
Vikings in Frankia Neil S Price
116
Vikings in the Far North Peter Schledermann
248
Early Cartography of the North Atlantic Douglas MeNaughton
257
Unanswered Questions Kirsten A Seaver
268
v
274
From Vikings to Norseman Jette Arneborg and Kirsten A Seaver
281
The Farm Beneath the Sand Joel Berglund
295
Greenland and Europe Jette Arneborg
304
Natives and Norse in Greenland Hans Christian Gullov
318

Viking Expansion and Cultural Blending in Britain and Ireland
127
Sagas of Western Expansion Haraldur Olafsson
142
Vikings in the Faeroe Islands SimunV Arge
154
Early Settlement in Iceland Orri Vesteinsson
164
Building a New Society Helgi Thorlaksson
175
East Meets West Peter Schledermann
189
The Viking Settlement at LAnse aux Meadows Birgitta Linderoth Wallace
208
An Archaeologist s Interpretation of the Vinland Sagas Birgitta Linderoth Wallace
228
The Norse and Native North Americans Patricia D Sutherland
238
The Demise of Norse Greenland Thomas H McGovern
327
The Norse Legacy in Greenland Hans Christian Petersen
340
Celebrating the Viking Millennium in America William W Fitzhugh and Elisabeth I Ward
351
Vikings in American Culture Elisabeth I Ward
365
Stumbles and Pitfalls in the Search for Viking America Birgitta L Wallace and William W Fitzhugh
374
Climate and Human Impacts in the North Atlantic Astrid E J Ogilvie
385
EcoTourism and Viking Heritage Ian A Morrison
394
Copyright

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information