The Far-Farers: A Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem

Just before the year 1000, a young Viking named Thorvald turned his back on the pagan gods of his fathers to preach the Christian gospel But his Icelandic countrymen mocked and outlawed him Abandoning his homeland, Thorvald embarked on an epic journey to the heart of all medieval world maps Jerusalem.A thousand years later, Victoria Clark embarked on the same journey toJust before the year 1000, a young Viking named Thorvald turned his back on the pagan gods of his fathers to preach the Christian gospel But his Icelandic countrymen mocked and outlawed him Abandoning his homeland, Thorvald embarked on an epic journey to the heart of all medieval world maps Jerusalem.A thousand years later, Victoria Clark embarked on the same journey to discover to what extent the dramatic changes and conflicts sweeping Western Europe a millennium ago still resonate today The Far Farers is both the story of this twenty first century journey and a history of eleventh century western Christendom.In this remarkable book Clark illuminates a group of influential eleventh century characters Thorvald, emperors of eastern and western Christendom, abbots, saints, princesses, Crusaders who form links in a historical chain extending down the century and all the way from Iceland to the Holy Land Western Europe was struggling to unite then, expanding rapidly and changing utterly Warfare, peacekeeping, multinational monasticism, institutional power struggles, mass pilgrim travel, and rising religious fundamentalism were a few salient characteristics of this world a world like our own than we might imagine.The twenty first century people Clark encountered as she traveled through Iceland, central and Western Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Middle East cast fresh light on both worlds In the ancient capital of Poland, a young Catholic priest scorns the idea of Europe uniting in the name of human rights instead of Christ At the Crusader stronghold of Krak les Chevaliers, a Syrian playboy highlights the deep and widening gulf between the West and Islam A richly evocative and beautifully written work, The Far Farers is neither conventional history nor travel, but a powerful and authoritative demonstration of our enduring connection with the distant past.
The Far Farers A Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem Just before the year a young Viking named Thorvald turned his back on the pagan gods of his fathers to preach the Christian gospel But his Icelandic countrymen mocked and outlawed him Abandoning

  • Title: The Far-Farers: A Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem
  • Author: Victoria Clark
  • ISBN: 9780802714220
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1 thought on “The Far-Farers: A Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem”

    1. Done simiarly to John Man and his books. Victoria Clark wrote a interesting account, mixing history with her own present day travel.

    2. I am afraid I must dam this book with faint praise. All I can say about it is that it was a nice book. It did not offend nor did it stimulte any great interest in me

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