The Norse Atlantic Saga: Being the Norse Voyages of Discovery and Settlement to Iceland, Greenland, and North America

The voyages of the Norsemen, or Vikings, across the North Atlantic to Iceland c 860 70, Greenland c 986, and the east coast of North America was a turning point in world history and one of the greatest adventures of all time In Norse Atlantic Saga, Gwyn Jones re tells the dramatic story of the Viking voyages in vivid, striking prose and includes translations of six clasThe voyages of the Norsemen, or Vikings, across the North Atlantic to Iceland c 860 70, Greenland c 986, and the east coast of North America was a turning point in world history and one of the greatest adventures of all time In Norse Atlantic Saga, Gwyn Jones re tells the dramatic story of the Viking voyages in vivid, striking prose and includes translations of six classic Viking epics The Book os the Icelanders, The Book of the Settlements, The Greenlander s Saga, Eirik the Red s Saga, Karlsefni s Voyage to Vinland, and The Story of Einar Sokkason Published to great acclaim in 1964, The Norse Atlantic Saga is now available in an expanded edition, which takes into account the tremendous gains that have been made in Viking scholarship in the past 22 years the discrediting of the Vinland Map, greatly extended knowledge of the Vikings life in Greenland and proof that Norsemen did indeed land and establish a settlement in L Anse aux Meadows in the New World For this expanded edition, Jones has largely rewritten his account of the Viking voyages, and added numerous new maps, plates, and illustrations, as well as appendices in which Robert McGhee, Thomas H McGovern and Brigitta Linderoth Wallace, three prominent archaeologists, discuss their recent findings The incorporation of this latest research into Gwyn Jones s narrative account of the Viking story guarantees its continued importance to Viking scholars as well as to readers interested in tales of bravery and heroic adventure.
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Gwyn Jones

Professor of English from 1940, writer, translator and academic Chairman of the Welsh Arts Council, CBE, holder of the Knight s Cross of the Order of the Falcon 1963 and the Commander s Cross 1987 of Iceland.

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  • Neil said:
    Jun 23, 2018 - 21:23 PM

    This is a great study of the Viking Age discovery and settlement of Iceland, Greenland and Vinland by Gwyn Jones and an excellent companion to his more well known History of The Vikings.Jones divides the book into two sections, the first of which is his own exploration of the source material, archaeology, ship building and Viking sailing techniques. In the second part, jones gives translations of the source material. The selection includes translations of The Book of Icelanders, The Book of Sett [...]

  • Myles said:
    Jun 23, 2018 - 21:23 PM

    This review of The Norse Atlantic Saga I composed first for my own benefit and then showed it to the reviewers of ; and according as it pleased me and them to have it be in this way, I wrote in the same manner as Gwyn Jones who did attempt to write in the manner of the Norsemen and their sagas. A history of the Norse men and their deeds requires a good writer to put those deeds to paper and a good translator of tongues to change the tongue of the Norse man into the modern speech of the English. [...]

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