The History of Greenland 2 Volume Set: Including an Account of the Mission Carried on by the United Brethren in that Country - Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration
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The History of Greenland 2 Volume Set: Including an Account of the Mission Carried on by the United Brethren in that Country - Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

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In 1759, David Crantz (or Cranz) was sent to Greenland for a year by the Moravian Church. Writing in German, Crantz (1723-77) published in 1765 his detailed observations on the country, its people and their way of life, including a history of the Moravian mission there. This English translation appeared in two volumes in 1820, prepared by staff at the Fulneck School in West Yorkshire, where a Moravian community existed. The text is illustrated with several engravings that depict landscapes as well as kayaks, weapons and tools used by the Greenlanders, providing a valuable visual record of eighteenth-century life among the native population. Volume 1 is primarily concerned with the geography of Greenland, the local weather patterns, and flora and fauna, as well as the attitudes, traditions, social habits and hierarchies of the people of Greenland. Volume 2 contains an account of Moravian missionary activity in Greenland since 1733.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108071079
Number of pages: 726
Weight: 920 g
Dimensions: 226 x 140 x 48 mm

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