The Arctic in the middle ages

@article{Vaughan1982TheAI,
  title={The Arctic in the middle ages},
  author={R. Vaughan},
  journal={Journal of Medieval History},
  year={1982},
  volume={8},
  pages={313-342}
}
  • R. Vaughan
  • Published 1982
  • History
  • Journal of Medieval History
The rather sparse and dubious data about Arctic regions known to Antiquity were taken over, mostly via Pliny, by the middle ages and reinforced and expanded in significant ways. This paper, which was delivered as an Inaugural Lecture at the University of Groningen in November 1982, reviews the activities and reports of medieval explorers, colonists and traders in or about the Arctic and considers the handful of medieval writers who display some real knowledge about Arctic regions. The… Expand
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