Journals in Greenland: Being Extracts from a Journal Kept in That Country in the Years 1770-1778 (Adventures in New Lands #1) (Paperback)

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Hans Egede's remarkable 1770-1778 journals were first published in 1818 when the British launched their great nineteenth-century Arctic explorations and such information was in enormous demand. The coast of eastern Greenland had been virtually inaccessible to Europeans for four centuries. Egede's fascinating writings relate his determined quest for remnants of old settlements, keen observations of the Greenlandic Inuit on subjects as varied as polygamy, witchcraft, health, education, how the Inuit's contact with outsiders affected this indigenous people, and previously little-known information about the geography of the island's eastern territories. After years of being out-of-print, Egede's colorful accounts are once again made available to English-speaking readers in this wonderful and timely new series, launched just as the eyes of the world are, not a moment too soon, drawn northward.

About the Author


HANS EGEDE was the grandson of the Norwegian Lutheran missionary Hans Poulsen Egede (1686-1758), "the apostle of Greenland."


Product Details
ISBN: 9780982170304
ISBN-10: 0982170300
Publisher: International Polar Institute
Publication Date: June 1st, 2009
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Adventures in New Lands