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Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo
With a Sketch of their Habits, Religion, Language and Other Peculiarities


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108070973

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  • The Danish geologist and geographer Hinrich Rink (1819–93) amassed decades of experience in exploring Greenland, becoming well versed in the language and customs of the Inuit. The present work is a condensed version of his investigations into indigenous culture, first published in two volumes in 1866 and 1871. Rink revised and translated the work from Danish into English for this 1875 publication, and the text was emended by the Scottish scientist and explorer Robert Brown (1842–95). In the book's first part, Rink describes succinctly the Inuit mode of life in Greenland. The second part, which is significantly longer, recounts the legends and folk tales that Rink had recorded on his travels. The book also includes a number of illustrations drawn and engraved by the Inuit people themselves. This work will appeal to those interested in the history of Inuit culture and nineteenth-century ethnography.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108070973
    • length: 498 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 28 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Eskimo: Introductory remarks
    1. Subsistence and mode of life
    2. Language
    3. Social order, customs, and laws
    4. Religion
    5. Traditional tales, science, and art
    6. Probable origin and history
    7. Influence of contact with Europeans
    Part II. Tales and Traditions: Introduction
    The tales.

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