The age of exploration literature

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  • 1. The Age of Exploration Literature
    Survey of American Literature
    Mohamad Noor Rizal
    180410090090
  • 2. Main Works
    Vindland Sagas
    The Columbus Letters (Epistola de InsulisNuperInventis)
    A Briefe and True Report of the New-Found Land of Virginia 
    Pocahontas
  • 3. The Voyages of the Vikings
  • 4. Vindland Sagas
    The Vinland Sagas are two Icelandic documents, The Saga of the Greenlanders (Grænlendinga Saga) and The Saga of Eric the Red, (Eiríks Saga Rauða)
    The Vinland Sagas represent the most complete information we have about the Norse exploration of the Americas.
  • 5. The Columbus Letter of 1493
    one addressed to Luis de Santangel, keeper of accounts of Aragon, dated February 15, 1493
    another almost identical letter sent to Gabriel Sanchez, treasurer of Aragon, dated March 14, 1493.
    an individual letter addressed specifically to Ferdinand and Isabella, of which no copy has survived today.
  • 6. Scanned Letters
  • 7. The Letter’s Diaspora
  • 8. A Briefe and True Report of the New-Found Land of Virginia 
    Written by Thomas Harriot in 1588
    Tells about the exploration of Roanoke
  • 9. Pocahontas
    Written by Captain John Smith
    Less accurate than the Harriot’s work
  • 10. Works Cited
    Preservation Virginia. (n.d.). Pocahontas. Retrieved February 27, 2011, from Preservation Virginia: http://www.preservationvirginia.org/rediscovery/page.php?page_id=26
    VanSpanckeren, K. An Outline of American Literature. United States Information Agency.
    Wikipedia. (2011, February 15). Columbus's Letter on the First Voyage. Retrieved February 27, 2011, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus's_Letter_on_the_First_Voyage
    Wikipedia. (2010, October 20). Vinland Sagas. Retrieved February 27, 2011, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinland_Sagas