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Read online The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman 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 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 .

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The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman
Title:The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman
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ISBN:015101440X
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Number of Pages:306
Category:History, Non fiction, Biography, Medieval, Travel, Historical
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The medieval Catholic Church widely considered a source of intolerance and inquisitorial fervor was not anti science during the Dark Ages in fact the pope in the year was the leading mathematician and astronomer of his day Called The Scientist Pope Gerbert of Aurillac rose from peasant beginnings to lead the church By turns a teacher traitor kingmaker and visionary Gerbert is the first Christian known to teach math using the nine Arabic numerals and zero In The Abacus and the Cross Nancy Marie Brown skillfully explores the new learning Gerbert brought to Europe A fascinating narrative of one remarkable math teacher The Abacus and the Cross will captivate readers of history science and religion alike, i Father Gudrid said when winter is over my husband and I want to explore this Wine Land Will you lend us your ship br br The room fell dead quiet She could feel the hush br br Her father put down his knife and looked at her astonished One shipwreck is not enough i br br The quiet domestic life spinning yarn making cheese and skyr collecting herbs for tea might have been enough for other young women but it was not enough for Gudrid daughter of Thorbjorn of Laugarbrekka If Leif Eiriksson could sail west and find a rich new land why not Gudrid What else lay beyond the western edge of the world the Vikings knew br br The medieval Icelandic sagas recorded the bare bones of Gudrid s story hinting at the adventures and accomplishments that would make her a legend for a thousand years Now in THE SAGA OF GUDRID THE FAR TRAVELER Nancy Marie Brown fills in the details creating an engaging portrait of an extraordinary young woman determined to make her own way in a world dominated by men using her wits her imagination and her courage, In the early s on a Hebridean beach in Scotland the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache chessmen carved from walrus ivory Norse netsuke each face individual each full of quirks the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world Harry played Wizard s Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone Housed at the British Museum they are among its most visited and beloved objects Questions abounded Who carved them Where Nancy Marie Brown s Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology art history forensics and the history of board games In the process Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic and the sea road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct Norway and Scotland Ireland and Iceland and Greenland and North America The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the s and s And finally it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century Margret the Adroit of Iceland, 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 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 br br br br br br br