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This is a great book I m surprised I haven t come across it before, having read quite a few histories of Vikings and their travels I m endlessly fascinated by the settlements of Iceland, Greenland and North America undertaken by the Scandinavians, and love to find new books to read on the subject Gwyn Jones has also written A History of the Vikings which is packed full of great information as well.This book is divided into three main sections The first section is three chapters on Iceland, Greenland and North America their settlement, their way of life, and their decline The second section is the sources The Book of the Icelanders, The Book of the Settlements, The Greenlanders Saga, Eirik the Red s Saga, Karlsefni s Voyage to Vinland Part of the Hauksbok version and The Story of Einar Sokkason Finally, there are several appendices Ohthere s Northern VoyageSaxo Grammaticus s Description of Iceland and NorwayThe Only King who Rests in IcelandUngortok the Chief of KakortokA Winter Too Many Nipaitsoq V54The Norse Greenlanders and Arctic CanadaOf Spies and UnipedsThe L Anse aux Meadows SiteTexts and EditionsWhile some of this information may now be considered slightly outdated the original book was published in 1964, second edition in 1986 that detracts not one jot from the enthralling read and pages of wonderful lyrical writing about these most interesting people, journeys and times Highly recommended for anyone interested in Scandinavian history and settlement totally engaging and clear for a non scholarly audience. This is a very comprehensive review of the Norse presence in the North Atlantic It is objective and detailed.Very readable as a story but has lots of academic information for detailed review. This is a great book I m surprised I haven t come across it before, having read quite a few histories of Vikings and their travels I m endlessly fascinated by the settlements of Iceland, Greenland and North America undertaken by the Scandinavians, and love to find new books to read on the subject Gwyn Jones has also written A History of the Vikings which is packed full of great information as well.This book is divided into three main sections The first section is three chapters on Iceland, Greenland and North America their settlement, their way of life, and their decline The second section is the sources The Book of the Icelanders, The Book of the Settlements, The Greenlanders Saga, Eirik the Red s Saga, Karlsefni s Voyage to Vinland Part of the Hauksbok version and The Story of Einar Sokkason Finally, there are several appendices Ohthere s Northern VoyageSaxo Grammaticus s Description of Iceland and NorwayThe Only King who Rests in IcelandUngortok the Chief of KakortokA Winter Too Many Nipaitsoq V54The Norse Greenlanders and Arctic CanadaOf Spies and UnipedsThe L Anse aux Meadows SiteTexts and EditionsWhile some of this information may now be considered slightly outdated the original book was published in 1964, second edition in 1986 that detracts not one jot from the enthralling read and pages of wonderful lyrical writing about these most interesting people, journeys and times Highly recommended for anyone interested in Scandinavian history and settlement totally engaging and clear for a non scholarly audience. Some readers might find his writing a little dry but I didn t It was clear, concise and extremely informative An excellent starting point for the curious, those who wish to have their interests spurred on with credible Viking lore and History He discusses all the undisputed and relevant topics which creates a solid foundation to continue your quest for further knowledge of the Viking Age.If you are lucky enough to find it published in 1964, Oxford Press , I highly recommend the purchase. The voyages of the Norsemen, or Vikings, across the North Atlantic to Iceland c, Greenland c , 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 , 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 pastyears 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