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The Far-Farers: a Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem, Clark, Victoria
1 Clark, Victoria The Far-Farers: a Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem
0802714226 / 9780802714220; At the turn of the first millennium, a young Viking, Thorvald, set out to convert his native Iceland to Christianity. Discouraged by his homeland's refusal to abandon its pagan customs, he sought refuge in the Christian center of the world - Jerusalum. A thousand years later, Victoria Clark retraced Thorvald's path in an attempt to shed light upon the world of the young pilgrim. As she shows in this book, the events of the eleventh century provide important clues to understanding our own cataclysmic times. The rise of militant popes, and the crusading political leaders, the burgeoning clash with Islam and the growth of secularism, not to mention the drive to unify Europe - all find their source during the first millennium. 459 pages including notes, bibliography, an index and eight pages of color illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Walker & Company
New York, 2003, First American Edition
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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