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The Viking Discovery Of America, 985 To 1008: The Greenland Norse And Their Voyages To Newfoundland
This book provides an account of Leif Eriksson's discovery of Vinland and other Viking voyages to Newfoundland. The most important contribution of the manuscript is the author's contention that the Greenland Norse did not ballast their knarrs [freight ships] with loose stones, which might shift in heavy waves and imperil the shallow-draught vessels. Instead, they cut large ...more
Published by Edwin Mellen Press
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When I was a freshman in college, a friend gave me a copy of Michael Boland’s newly-published book, They All Discovered America. I’d read about the supposed voyage by Leif Erikson to the New World but Boland took the position that the Norse Icelandic Greenlanders (who were not “vikings,” a completely inaccurate label, being only a job description and not an ethnic or national designation) were only one group among many. He made interesting cases for the Phoenicians, Romans, Irish, Portuguese, Ve ...more