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The Icelandic Discoverers of America Honor to Whom Honor Is Due by Marie A. Brown

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Published by University Press of the Pacific .
Written in English


  • North America,
  • Geographical discovery & exploration,
  • Expeditions & Discoveries,
  • Fiction,
  • History - General History

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8424006M
ISBN 101410210162
ISBN 109781410210166

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  The Finding of Wineland the Good: The History of the Icelandic Discovery of America; Edited and Translated From the Earliest Records (Classic Reprint) Paperback – J by Arthur Middleton Reeves (Author) See all formats and editionsCited by: 3. The Icelandic Discoverers of America Or, Honour to Whom Honour Is Due by Marie A. Brown United States History Work for the Grades Adapted From the Pathfinder, Lee . Iceland had been discovered in , and had been visited several times by Norsemen between that time and , in which year the settlement of Iceland began. The flower of the Norwegian people emigrated, and it was not long before Iceland had a population of more t souls. Page 68 - Leifs-booths in the autumn. The following summer Thorvald set out toward the east with the ship, and along the northern coast. They were met by a high wind off a certain promontory, and were driven ashore there, and damaged the keel of their ship, and were compelled to remain there for a long time and repair the injury to their vessel.

by Carl Rasmussen Grœnlendinga saga (listen (helpinfo)) (spelled Grænlendinga saga in modern Icelandic and translated into English as the Saga of the Greenlanders) is one of the sagas of Icelanders. Along with Saga of Erik the Red, it is one of the two main literary sources of information for the Norse exploration of North America.   In fact, Marie Brown, author of a book called The Icelandic Discoverers of America; O r, Honour to Whom Honour Is Due, testified in a U.S. . Biography. Finnur Magnússon was born in Skálholt, was the grandchild of Finnur Jónsson, Bishop of Skálholt. He claimed descent from Ári Marsson, who according to the Landnámabók discovered Hvítramannaland near Vinland.. Finnur studied law at the University of Copenhagen and returned to Iceland to work in Reykjavík, where he became a clerk in the superior court in Leif Erikson traveling to North America Christian Krogh (). According to the Icelandic sagas — Eirik the Red's Saga, Saga of the Greenlanders, plus chapters of the Hauksbók and the Flatey Book —the Norse started to explore lands to the west of Greenland only a few years after the Greenland settlements were established.

He rediscovered America after a systematic study of every avenue of information; and the visit of Gudrid to Rome, the sending of Erik Upse as a bishop to Vinland, the perusal of Adam of Bremen's book, and his own remarkable journey to Iceland in gave him a . Erik Thorvaldsson (c. – c. ), known as Erik the Red, was a Norse explorer, described in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first settlement in most likely earned the epithet "the Red" due to the color of his hair and beard. According to Icelandic sagas, he was born in the Jæren district of Rogaland, Norway, as the son of Thorvald Asvaldsson. The Finding of Wineland the Good: The History of the Icelandic Discovery of America Arthur Middleton Reeves H. Frowde, Oxford University Press, - America - pages. (1) It has been claimed that the Icelandic discovery attained a practical result through the imparting of information to those to whom the discovery of America has been generally ascribed, and notably to Columbus and the Cabots.