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Excerpt from The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen: With Translations From the Icelandic Sagas
The chief aim of this work is to place within the reach of the English-reading public every portion of the Ice laudie-sagas relating to the pre-columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen, and to indicate the movements by which that discovery was preceded. The reader will, therefore, find in this volume material from the Sagas not to be found in any other work in an English form.
The Sagas have been left, in the main, to tell their own story, though the necessary notes and explanations have been added.
So long ago as the year 1838, a distinguished writer in the North American Review, in closing a valuable and appreciative article on the Sagas relating to America, said: We trust that some zealous student of these subjects will be immediately found, who will put the Icelandic authorities into an English dress, and prepare them, with proper literary apparatus, for the perusal of the general reader.
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bound: 236 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (April 21, 2017)
isbn: 1330486587, 978-1330486580,
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