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Disguising natural exotica: St Brendan's travels to 'Iceland'

Mackley, J. S. (2008) Disguising natural exotica: St Brendan's travels to 'Iceland'. Paper presented to: International Medieval Conference (IMC) 2008, University of Leeds, 2008-07-08.

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Abstract: Commentators on the Voyage of St Brendan, including Tim Severin, have suggested that Brendan’s journey represents an ACTUAL voyage across the North Atlantic. This paper considers some of Brendan’s encounters in relation to natural exotica. In considers the writings of contemporary geographers such as Dicuil, (and earlier geographers such as Tacitus, Strabo and Pytheas) and locations such as the Faeroe Islands (in particular Vargr), the Northern Ice pack and icebergs, and Icelandic volcanoes and how these might be translated into descriptions that appear in the Latin Navigatio sancti Brendani abbatis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medieval, St Brendan, Navigatio, Iceland
Creators: Mackley, J S
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Research Centres > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Date: 8 July 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: International Medieval Conference (IMC) 2008
Event Title: International Medieval Conference (IMC) 2008
Event Dates: 2008-07-08
Event Location: University of Leeds
Event Type: Other
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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