VOYAGERS WEST by Margaret Alison Johansen


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Here's a saga of Norse explorers from Erik the Red's discovery of Greenland in 982 to the mysterious obliteration of Norse culture from that Island in 1500. Margaret Johansen relates her history of adventure, discovery, the propagation of Christianity, destruction by plague and warfare, in a straightforward, but still relatively dramatic manner. Based on contemporary sources and later findings, she incorporates a great deal of basic historical material into this account of Greenland and Vinland in the years preceding the explorations of Christopher Columbus. A lucid supplement for students of the period and for those who would obtain a historical perspective regarding the role of various peoples in their role of explorers. By the author of Hawk of Hawk Clan.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1959
Publisher: Ives Washburn