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Essay format: Use twelve point type and double space. Have a cover page with the title of your review, Hist 120 D11, your name, date submitted, your tutor’s name (Prof. Howard Hisdal), the word count, and assignment number 4. Use the Chicago Style Footnote 2018 guide on the Moodle page. Pay close attention to the sample essay on pages 14, 15, and 16. Remember to put your footnote numbers after the periods. When you email in your essays use this Word file format: Hist 120 D11 Your Name Essay 4.
Essay Instructions: This assignment puts students into direct contact with a primary source document. The sagas or stories are about events in the North Atlantic area around the year 1000 and were told as oral history for about two hundred years in Iceland before they were written down.
1. Read: The Vinland Sagas: The Icelandic Sagas about the First Documented Voyages across the North Atlantic, authors unknown, translated by Keneva Kunz, with introduction and notes by Gisli Sigurdsson, published by Penguin Canada Inc, 2008. Warning: This is the best translation available and you must use it for your essay. If you use another translation, I will return your essay unmarked.
2. Write an essay about it in formal academic English emphasising what we can learn about Norse life around the year 1000. If you focus on the actual sagas, you only need to read 50 pages. Warning: The introduction is very useful as are the appendices including maps and sketches of ships and long houses at the back of the book but remember that you are writing a review of the medieval sagas, not the modern commentaries. You will lose marks if you do not focus your essay on the actual sagas.
3. Examine these four aspects:
1) the inter-action between pagan Norse and Christian Norse;
2) the role and treatment of Norse women as depicted in the sagas;
3) the Norse way of life; and
4) the reasons why the Vinland colonisation attempts failed.
You may focus on one aspect if you wish. The assignment is to be from 1000 to 1500 words long.
4. References to the Vinland Sagas book are to be footnoted in the Chicago style. (No footnotes in parentheses!) The first footnote is to be in full Chicago style but all the others should be shortened to just Sagas and a page number. Remember that footnote numbers go after the periods in your essay.
5. The review is to be written in formal academic English. There must be at least two direct quotations from the sagas. Do not use any other sources. The assignment will be marked on style, analysis, and use of information. There will be questions based upon this book on your final examination. Use twelve point type and double space. Have a cover page with the title of your review, the course number Hist 120 D11, your name, date submitted, your tutor’s name (Prof. Howard Hisdal), the word count, and essay 4.
Please note: this book is NOT A NOVEL nor is it a “read”. It is a collection of sagas or Norse historical stories.
6. The Story: To avoid confusion here is the basic narrative of The Vinland Sagas.
Eirik the Red, a Norse warrior chief is exiled from Norway because of some killings, he settles in Iceland but kills some neighbours and is exiled from Iceland. He explores westward and finds a glacier covered land he names Greenland for real estate promotion reasons. He settles there with other Icelanders on the few fjords suitable for grazing cows. A Norwegian merchant, Bjarni Herjolfsson, sails to see his father Herjolf in Iceland but finds he has gone west to Greenland. Bjarni sails west but misses Greenland and finds a great land covered with forests. He does not land but sails back and right into the fjord in Greenland that has his father’s farm. The other Norse criticize him for not landing in the new land. Leif the Lucky, Eirik’s son, buys Bjarni’s ship and sails west in what is probably the year 1000. He discovers a land covered by flat stones that he names Helluland (stone slab land), he sails south and finds a land covered by forests which he names Markland (forest land), he sails further south and finds a pleasant land with meadows and grapes that he names Vinland (Wineland). He builds some long houses and stays the winter. He sails back to Greenland and tells everyone what he has found. Other family members come out and attempt settlements in North America but fail. Until archeologists found an actual Norse settlement in Newfoundland in 1960, these tales were thought to be fiction.