The Far Traveler

Voyages of a Viking Woman

by Nancy Marie Brown

On Sale: 01/24/2023

The Far Traveler

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The Far Traveler

Voyages of a Viking Woman

by Nancy Marie Brown

On Sale: 01/24/2023

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Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid’s story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman’s last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be. Joining scientists experimenting with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid’s steps on land and in the sagas, Nancy Marie Brown reconstructs a life that spanned—and expanded—the bounds of the then-known world. She also sheds new light on the society that gave rise to a woman even more extraordinary than legend has painted her and illuminates the reasons for its collapse.






 

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063283480
  • ISBN 10: 0063283484
  • Imprint: HarperAudio
  • On Sale: 01/24/2023
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / Historical Geography
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Europe / Scandinavia
  • BISAC3 : TRAVEL / Europe / Iceland & Greenland

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