The Norse Vika Sjovar and the Nautical Mile

By Silvert Fløttum, published November 2001

Abstract

In this article the author examines the theories pertaining to Norse measurements of sea travel put forward by Norse navigational authority Roald Morcken. In doing this the author compares Morcken’s sources with those of Anglo-Saxon, Dutch, Danish and German origins.

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Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Atlantic | Baltic | North Sea
Subjects include: Science & Exploration | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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