From Iceland to the Americas

From Iceland to the Americas Vinland and Historical Imagination - Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture

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Synopsis

This volume investigates the reception of a small historical fact with wide-ranging social, cultural and imaginative consequences. Inspired by Leif Eiriksson's visit to Vinland in about the year 1000, novels, poetry, history, politics, arts and crafts, comics, films and video games have all come to reflect rising interest in the medieval Norse and their North American presence. Uniquely in reception studies, From Iceland to the Americas approaches this dynamic between Nordic history and its reception by bringing together international authorities on mythology, language, film and cultural studies, as well as on the literature that has dominated critical reception. Collectively, the chapters not only explore the connections among medieval Iceland and the modern Americas, but also probe why medieval contact has become a modern cultural touchstone.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526128751
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 810.935870013
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 488g
Height: 145mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 24mm