Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2021

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198861553

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (02)

Norse America

The Story of a Founding Myth

Gordon Campbell

  • PPresents the most recent analysis of the archaeological and documentary evidence of a Norse presence in North America, including a chapter on L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Reading of the saga literature as founding myth rather than documentary evidence
  • Provides an analysis of fake archaeology and its significance
  • Taps into national debates about origins and legitimacy, and into the romance of the Vikings