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Published: 25 March 2021

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780198861553

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Norse America

The Story of a Founding Myth

Gordon Campbell

  • Presents 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

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