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The History of Greenland
Including an Account of the Mission Carried on by the United Brethren in that Country

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108071062

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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 2 contains an account of Moravian missionary activity in Greenland since 1733, tracing how the Moravians managed to brave the conditions while spreading the Gospel among the people. An appendix looks at the Moravian settlement established on the coast of Labrador.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108071062
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 218 x 137 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. From 1733 to 1740
    2. From 1740 to 1747
    3. From 1747 to 1751
    4. From 1752 to 1758
    5. From 1758 to 1762
    6. Reasons for adding this chapter
    7. Continuation of the history

  • Author

    David Crantz

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