The Wineland Millennium. By Pall Bergporsson
The Sagas of Icelanders are unique in medieval literature and Iceland's greatest contribution to the world's cultural heritage. Two of these, Eirik the Red's Saga and the Saga of the Greenlanders, describe the discovery of Wineland and Nordic exploration in the New World a thousand years ago.

This work is nominated for The Icelandic Literary Prize. A fascinating historical detective story in which meteorologist P. Bergthorsson combines detailed scrutiny of the Sagas with a variety of other evidence, e.g. archaeology, geography, meteorology, navigation, anthropology, botany and zoology, and his own explorations, to locate Leifur Eiriksson's Wineland. In other words, the book deals with the Viking discovery of North America in the year 1000. The author bases his work on the Vinland Sagas - the Greenlanders' Saga and Erik the Red's Saga - traces them step by step and charts the routes and resting places described in them. "The Wineland Millennium" and the theories set forth there have caused much discussion and won acclaim in Iceland.

Pall Bergporsson (Author)
The Wineland Millennium
Hardcover, 304 pages.

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