Was Leif Eirikssson’s voyage to Vinland a single, isolated and insignificant episode in the history of the discovery of America? Or was it much more than that? Did Columbus set out on his voyage of 1492 beliving that he was going to find the western route to the Asian spice markets? Or did he havve a very different destination and plan in mind? Kåre Prytz settles these questions once and for all in this book, which documents extensive Norse activity in America during the 500 years before Columbus arrived. He also describes how this activity laid the foundation for European shipping and hunting activity in North America that continued uinterrupted over the centuries to follow – and that Columbus knew all about it.
Forfatter: Kåre Prytz