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Edited by William F. FitzhughAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William F. Fitzhugh and Elisabeth WardAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elisabeth Ward

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
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  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • On Sale: April 17, 2000
  • Price: $34.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-56098-995-0 (1-56098-995-5)
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Replete with color photographs, drawings, and maps of Viking sites, artifacts, and landscapes, this book celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspectives of history, archaeology, oral tradition, literature, and natural science. The book’s contributors chart the spread of marauders and traders in Europe as well as the expansion of farmers and explorers throughout the North Atlantic and into the New World. They show that Norse contacts with Native American groups were more extensive than has previously been believed, but that the outnumbered Europeans never established more than temporary settlements in North America.

“This stimulating work gives the Vikings the place they deserve in the history of the world and will repay both extensive study and casual browsing.”–Publishers Weekly