The Last Vikings: The Epic Story of the Great Norse Voyagers

The Last Vikings: The Epic Story of the Great Norse Voyagers

by Kirsten A. Seaver

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784530570
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kirsten A. Seaver is an independent historian who has taught at the University of Stanford. She has also worked as a novelist and a translator and her work has been published extensively in both English and Norwegian. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, her previous publications include 'Maps, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map' and 'The Frozen Echo'.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. No Forwarding Address
2. Eirik the Red Knew Where to Go 
3. Forging a New Homeland 
4. Leif Eiriksson Explores Another New Land
5. The Fictional Norse in North America 
6. Who were the Skrælings? 
7. Relations with Church and Crown
8. Foreign Trade
9. Contact with Iceland
10. The English in the North Atlantic
11. Where did the Norse Greenlanders Go?
12. Who Went Looking For Them?
Reference Notes
Works Cited
Maps
Other Illustrations
Texts to Illustrations

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