The vinland sagas penguin classics keneva kunz gisli sigurdsson on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the bestselling saga of eirik the red leif the lucky and the first american explorers the all time bestselling of the sagas in penguin classics. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for the vinland sagas the norse discovery of america penguin classics at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. This penguin classics edition comprises two sagas the groenlandinga saga and the saga of erik the red the first dealing with the discovery and early settlement of greenland and the second with the immediately following accidental discovery of vinland actual north america both by intrepid norwegian vikings sailing out of their most recent co. One of the most arresting stories in the history of exploration these two icelandic sagas tell of the discovery of america by norsemen five centuries before christopher columbus together the direct forceful twelfth century graenlendinga saga and the more polished and scholarly eiriks saga written some hundred years later recount how eirik the red founded an icelandic colony in greenland . The vinland sagas are important in that they provide textual background for the norse discovery of north america in the 10th 11th centuries however they present a number of problems from a historical perspective inconsistency being one of them
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