THE FAR TRAVELER VOYAGES OF A VIKING WOMAN

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The Far Traveler

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 0156033976
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers a dramatic reconstruction of the life and times of Gudrid, a Viking woman who, according to Icelandic sagas, arrived in the New World, spent three years there, and gave birth to a baby, before sailing home some five hundred years before Columbus, drawing on the latest archaeological data, scientific research, and cutting-edge technology to trace her odyssey. Reprint.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Far Traveler

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 9780547539393
Genre : History
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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 2001, 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.
Category: History

The Far Traveler

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 015101440X
Genre : History
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Offers a dramatic reconstruction of the life and times of Gudrid, a Viking woman who, according to Icelandic sagas, arrived in the New World, spent three years there, and gave birth to a baby, before sailing home some five hundred years before Columbus, drawing on the latest archaeological data, scientific research, and cutting-edge technology to trace her odyssey.
Category: History

Song Of The Vikings

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 9781137073716
Genre : History
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Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Unlike Homer, Snorri was a man of the world—a wily political power player, one of the richest men in Iceland who came close to ruling it, and even closer to betraying it... In Song of the Vikings, award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings Snorri Sturluson's story to life in a richly textured narrative that draws on newly available sources.
Category: History

Women In The Viking Age

Author : Judith Jesch
ISBN : 9780851153605
Genre : History
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Through runic inscriptions and behind the veil of myth, Jesch discovers the true story of viking women.
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A Good Horse Has No Color

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 0811707040
Genre : Pets
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After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life.
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Ivory Vikings The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 9781466879133
Genre : History
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In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 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 400 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 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.
Category: History

Women In Old Norse Society

Author : Jenny Jochens
ISBN : 9780801455957
Genre : History
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Jenny Jochens captures in fascinating detail the lives of women in pagan and early Christian Iceland and Norway: their work, sexual behavior, marriage customs, reproductive practices, familial relations, leisure activities, religious practices, and legal constraints and protections. Much of this information also applies to everyday life in the entire Germanic world. Conveying the experiences not only of aristocrats but also of ordinary farmers, the author draws from her extensive knowledge of the oldest and fullest record of the Germanic tribes. Women in Old Norse Society places particular emphasis on changing sexual mores and the impact of the imposition of Christianity by the clergy and the Norwegian kings. It also demonstrates the vital role women played in economic production: homespun was used for every conceivable domestic purpose; the lengths of cloth became the standard of measurement for local commercial exchange and were used to obtain commodities abroad. Jochens's masterly command of the Old Norse narratives and legal texts enables her to provide a rich social history that includes the fullest analysis to date of pagan and Christian marriage and the first comprehensive study of infanticide in the North.
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The Saga Of Gudrid The Far Traveler

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 1608981894
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Father," Gudrid said, "when winter is over, my husband and I want to explore this Wine Land. Will you lend us your ship?" The room fell dead quiet. She could feel the hush. Her father put down his knife and looked at her, astonished. "One shipwreck is not enough?" 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? 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.
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The Abacus And The Cross

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 9780465022953
Genre : History
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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 1000 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. InThe 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 Crosswill captivate readers of history, science, and religion alike.
Category: History