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Maps Myths And Men

Author : Kirsten A. Seaver
ISBN : 0804749639
Genre : Travel
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The "Vínland Map" first surfaced on the antiquarian market in 1957 and the map's authenticity has been hotly debated ever since—in controversies ranging from the anomalous composition of the ink and the map's lack of provenance to a plethora of historical and cartographical riddles. Maps, Myths, and Men is the first work to address the full range of this debate. Focusing closely on what the map in fact shows, the book contains a critique of the 1965 work The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation; scrutinizes the marketing strategies used in 1957; and covers many aspects of the map that demonstrate it is a modern fake, such as literary evidence and several scientific ink analyses performed between 1967 and 2002. The author explains a number of the riddles and provides evidence for both the identity of the mapmaker and the source of the parchment used, and she applies current knowledge of medieval Norse culture and exploration to counter widespread misinformation about Norse voyages to North America and about the Norse world picture.
Category: Travel
Maps, Myths, and Men
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Kirsten A. Seaver
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

The "Vínland Map" first surfaced on the antiquarian market in 1957 and the map's authenticity has been hotly debated ever since—in controversies ranging from the anomalous composition of the ink and the map's lack of provenance to a plethora of historical and cartographical riddles. Maps, Myths, and Men is the
The Northmen's Fury
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Philip Parker
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-06 - Publisher: Random House

The Northmen’s Fury tells the Viking story, from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland. It recounts the epic voyages that took them across the Atlantic to the icy fjords of
Beardmore
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Douglas Hunter
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-21 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

In 1936, long before the discovery of the Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, the Royal Ontario Museum made a sensational acquisition: the contents of a Viking grave that prospector Eddy Dodd said he had found on his mining claim east of Lake Nipigon. The relics remained on display for
The Franciscan Invention of the New World
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Julia McClure
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-30 - Publisher: Springer

This book examines the story of the ‘discovery of America’ through the prism of the history of the Franciscans, a socio-religious movement with a unique doctrine of voluntary poverty. The Franciscans rapidly developed global dimensions, but their often paradoxical relationships with poverty and power offer an alternate account of global
The Fourth Part of the World
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Toby Lester
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-03 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemüller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of the map that gave America its name. For millennia Europeans believed that the world consisted