Talk:Adam of Bremen

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Kenneth, you added this[edit]

Vinland which is speculated to be Newfoundland, amongst other neighbouring places, depending on who you talk to. Such an account may have inspired John Cabot's mission across the Atlantic Ocean during the Americas' colonial times. That voyage would appear to have traced the former account, which led Cabot to claim Newfoundland for England, establishing the first chartered city in the New_World at St.John's.

This seems a bit off topic of Adam of Bremen. I think this theory belongs more on Newfoundland and/or Vinland. If we have evidence (or a theory in the historical literature) that Cabot read Adam of Bremen and was inspired by it, then we should add this here, of course, but do we? Martijn faassen 16:13, 19 May 2004 (UTC)

I see your point. Lord Kenneð Alansson 16:53, 19 May 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback. I've removed the section now. Martijn faassen 23:47, 21 May 2004 (UTC)

I'm going to put this under Cabot. Lord Kenneð Alansson 03:30, 22 May 2004 (UTC)

A land known centuries later as Canada is a bit much. The text doesn't flow, the localization debate of exactly *where* in North America is off in Vinland, and it makes for better reading to say that this is the first recording in the west of what turned out to be North America (or even America). I changed it back to North America for those reasons. Martijn faassen 13:52, 22 May 2004 (UTC)

I suppose I had a problem seeing it written as "America". That sounds like the 1800s way of advertising emigration thereto. Besides, most people forget about Canada when it says America. The wording was off, even if the link was correct. Lord Kenneð Alansson 15:27, 22 May 2004 (UTC)

As one of the chief sources or nordic history at the time, I would really like more information on Adam of Bremens account and viewpoint, with more details. Anyone who would like to contribute more details? Morten 13:07, 28 Jul 2004 (UTC)

As someone who did most of the recent editing, I am not an Adam of Bremem expert at all. The state of the article was rather messy before I came in though, and I cleaned it up some. I'll help review future changes, but I can't really contribute a lot of new things. Martijn faassen 17:42, 28 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Why is this individual listed with the "Saints" project? Mannanan51 (talk) 19:14, 20 September 2012 (UTC)Mannanan51