The Norse Discovery of America

  title={The Norse Discovery of America},
  author={Iver Arne Langmoen},
  • I. Langmoen
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • History
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In the late 8th century, the stage for Viking expansion was set by commercial expansion in northwest Europe, the pressure of an increasing population in limited territorial reserves, and the development of the Viking ships. The Norsemen traveled extensively over the oceans, south to the Holy Land, and north to the White Sea and settled over a wide area from Sicily to Greenland. Historical sources, including the reports by Adam of Bremen and the Icelandic Sagas, describe several expeditions from… 
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