Vinland Saga

"Pushed to the brink of despair after his father attempted to have him killed, Prince Canute has experienced an awakening, transforming him from a timid, gentle boy into a clear-eyed man with the heart of a king.

Author: Makoto Yukimura


ISBN: 9781612624235

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 432

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A Life Without Purpose After the assassination of King Sweyn and the execution of Askeladd,?Thorfinn lost the object of his vengeance, his sense of purpose, and?his freedom. Now a broken young man, he labors far from the battlefield,?clearing a forest for his slave master's farm alongside the amiable Einar. But a sudden and brutal tragedy will shock Thorfinn out of his apathy, and force him to answer the question, "Do I still want to live?" From the Hardcover edition.

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"A Kodansha Comics trade paperback original"--Colophon.

Author: Makoto Yukimura

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 9781612624242

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 448

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Fans of mature, epic tales like Berserk and Lone Wolf and Cub will find a new favorite in Vinland Saga. Hardcover two-in-one format packed with extras appeals to college-aged and adult fans. 16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan. The Viking invasion of England has reached a fever pitch, and Askeladd and Thorfinn rush to take part in the carnage! Their goal is the capture of Canute, the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard and heir to the throne of Scandanavia and the Danelaw. But standing in their way is Thorkell, one of the Viking world's most daring warriors. The defeat of a living legend will be a formidable test of Askeladd's cunning and Thorfinn's ruthlessness! Story Locale: Medieval England Series Overview: Thorfinn is son to one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears to have his revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd's band in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England. From the creator of the classic Planetes manga comes this epic, highly-anticipated tale.

Vinland Saga

Author: Makoto Yukimura


ISBN: 9783551759788


Page: 192

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Eine kuhne Geschichte um Rache und Leid angesiedelt im Europa des elften Jahrhunderts... DIe nordischen Seemanner sind landauf, landab gefurchtet fur ihre grausame Starke! In diesem Milieu siedelt Makoto Yukimura sein packendes Wikinger-Epos VINLAND SAGA an. Thorfinn ist der Sohn eines der groSSten Krieger, den die Wikinger je hatten, doch er muss mitansehen, wie sein geliebter Vater im Kampf gegen den Soldnerfuhrer Askeladd stirbt. AUf Rache bedacht, schlieSSt er sich Askeladds Trupp an, um ihn eines Tages im Duell zu fordern und zu besiegen. DOch bevor es dazu kommt, wird er in den Krieg um die Krone in England hineingezogen...

Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga Volume 4 is a Work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.

Author: Makoto Yukimura

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 1612627005

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 432

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A KING IS BORN Pushed to the brink of despair after his father attempted to have him killed, Prince Canute has experienced an awakening, transforming him from a timid, gentle boy into a clear-eyed man with the heart of a king. But a king needs a crown, and Canute now knows that nothing will be given to him. If he wants to rule, he will have to prove his ruthlessness with a plot that will change the fate of the kingdom and spatter the throne with blood! Meanwhile, Thorfinn watches events unfold that could steal away the vengeance he has waited so long to achieve...

Vinland Saga

Author: Makoto Yukimura


ISBN: 9781612628035

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 398

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At the turn of the 11th century, the North Sea is in the grip of the Viking terror. The clever Askeladd leads his small band of mercenaries into London, with the aid of the ruthless young Thorfinn, son of a warrior in the dreaded Jomsvikings. But this is an alliance of convenience: Thorfinn has sworn to kill Askeladd one day to avenge his father's death. When a race begins to capture the prince and secure the rights to the throne, personal grudges will clash with the fate of a kingdom, and blood will be spilled!

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Author: Makoto Yukimura

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 1646591291

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 384

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The Mighty Laid Low Thanks to his claim by lineage, the attackers surrounding Jomsborg want Thorfinn to be their leader, but it is a mantle he intensely rejects. When the battle for leadership over the powerful Jomsvikings reaches a stalemate, Thorfinn must make a critical decision. With Gudrid held captive within the fortressed city, walking away will not be an option. He must infiltrate Jomsborg to break her out, and the ensuing battle will leave the greatest mercenary force in the North Sea changed forever…

The Hammer and the Cross

33. The Vinland Saga, op. cit., pp. 52−4. 34. 'L'Anse aux Meadows and Vinland: The Norse in the North Atlantic', by Birgitta Wallace, in Viking Heritage, ...

Author: Robert Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141923873

Category: History

Page: 464

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For those living outside Scandinavia, the Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne. The attack on Lindisfarne was a characteristically violent harbinger of what was in store for Britain and much of Europe from the Vikings for the next 300 years, until the final destruction of the heathen temple to the Norse gods at Uppsala around 1090. Robert Ferguson is a sure guide across what he calls 'the treacherous marches which divide legend from fact in Viking Age history'. His long familiarity with the literary culture of Scandinavia - the eddas, the poetry of the skalds and the sagas - is combined with the latest archaeological discoveries and the evidence of picture-stones, runes, ships and objects scattered all over northern Europe, to make the most convincing modern portrait of the Viking Age in any language. The Hammer and the Cross ranges from Scandinavia itself to Kievan Rus and Byzantium in the east, to Iceland, Greenland and the north American settlements in the west. Beyond its geographical boundaries the book takes us on a journey to a misty region inhabited by Hallfred the Troublesome Poet, Harald Bluetooth, Ragnar Hairy-Breeches, Ivar the Boneless and Eyvind the Plagiarist, in which literature, history and myth dissolve into one another.

Maps Myths and Men

Skelton et al . , Vinland Map ( 1995 ed . ) , pp . 4-14 ; Witten , “ Vrai ou fausse ? ” pp . 286–313 ; idem , “ Vinland's Saga , ” pp . xli - lviii . 39.

Author: Kirsten A. Seaver

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804749633

Category: Travel

Page: 480

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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.

Peggy Henderson Adventures 4 Book Bundle

I learned a lot about the Viking Age while researching for this book. ... Another fact is the two versions of the Norse voyage to VinlandSaga of the ...

Author: Gina McMurchy-Barber

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459735234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 14000

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This four-book bundle collects the adventures of twelve-year-old adventurer and bone expert Peggy Henderson. Includes: Reading the Bones – #1 Circumstances beyond her control make Peggy move to the quiet town of Crescent Beach, B.C. to live with her aunt and uncle. She learns that her home and the entire seaside town were built on top of a 5,000-year-old Coast Salish fishing village. With the help of an elderly archaeologist, Peggy comes to know the ancient storyteller buried in her yard in a way that few others can ... by reading the bones. Broken Bones – #2 A vandalized burial in an abandoned pioneer cemetery brings Peggy and her elderly archaeologist friend Eddy to Golden, British Columbia, to excavate. Since the wooden burial markers disintegrated long ago, Peggy and Eddy have no way of knowing the dead man’s identity. But when Eddy discovers the vertebrae at the base of the skull are crushed, a sure sign the cause of death was hanging, they have their first clue. Bone Deep – #3 When archaeologists discover a two-hundred-year-old shipwreck, Peggy decides she’ll do whatever it takes to take part in the expedition. But first she needs to convince her mom to let her go, and to pay for scuba diving lessons. To complicate matters even more, Peggy’s Great Aunt Beatrix comes to stay, and she’s bent on changing Peggy from a twelve-year-old adventure-seeking tomboy to a proper young lady. Help comes in the most unlikely of places when Peggy gets her hands on a copy of the captain’s log from the doomed ship, which holds the key to navigating stormy relationships. A Bone to Pick – #4 When Peggy finds her way into an archaeological dig on the coast of Newfoundland, she discovers a long-lost gravesite while wandering the grassy hills. But will her attitude keep her from participating in the excavation of a brave Viking girl?


Obviously this information goes back to saga, for in geographical and map ... Clavus did not figure Vinland itself on his map because for this he had not ...




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Viking America

CHAPTER ONE The Vínland Voyages in Saga Narrative Signalling the possibility ... Brandr Sæmundarson is the nominee of some scholars for the provider of the ...

Author: Geraldine Barnes

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859916080

Category: History

Page: 187

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Viking America examined through the writing and rewriting of the Vinland story from the middle ages to the twentieth century.

Planetes Omnibus

"First published in Japan in 1999 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo."--Colophon.

Author: Makoto Yukimura

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616559217

Category: Astronauts

Page: 528

View: 951

"First published in Japan in 1999 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo."--Colophon.

A Brief History of the Vikings

10 Eirik's Saga, 2, in Magnusson and Palsson, The Vinland Sagas, p.76. ... 18 Greenlander Saga, 4 and 6, in Magnusson and Palsson, Vinland Sagas, ...

Author: Jonathan Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107756

Category: History

Page: 160

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'From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.' Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great seafarers or desperate outcasts, noble heathens or oafish pirates, the last pagans or the first of the modern Europeans? This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, and King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a twenty-first century wireless technology; which future saint laughed as she buried foreign ambassadors alive; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how the last Viking colony was destroyed by English raiders. Extending beyond the traditional 'Viking age' of most books, A Brief History of the Vikings places sudden Scandinavian population movement in a wider historical context. It presents a balanced appraisal of these infamous sea kings, explaining both their swift expansion and its supposed halt. Supposed because, ultimately, the Vikings didn't disappear: they turned into us.