Thorfinn Karlsefni


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Thor·finn Karl·sef·ni

 (thôr′fĭn kärl′sĕv-nē) fl. c. 1000.
Icelandic navigator and explorer of the northeast coast of North America.
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(10) Eviatar Zerubavel, en Terra Cognita: The Mental Discovery of America (1992), indica que hubo "an ambitious attempt made by the Icelander Thorfinn Karlsefni around 1010 to establish a permanent colony of some 160 men and women in Newfoundland ("Vinland")" (14).
The Vinland Expedition of Thorfinn Karlsefni (Reykjavik, 2005), p.
Appropriating freely from the Grmndlendinga Saga (Saga of the Greenlanders), Stig tells the tale of Thorfinn Karlsefni and his exploration of the areas that Leif the Lucky had dubbed 'Vinland,' pointedly highlighting the struggles between these 'Northmen' and the 'Skrsllings,' the native inhabitants.