A short history of Greenlandaf Jørgen Fleischer
What do you know about the history of Greenland? Was Erik the Red the first to settle in Greenland? Or were it the Greenlanders? How was the relation between Denmark and Greenland established - since Hans Egede, the Apostle of Greenland, was a Norwegian? Who was the originator of the idea of home rule?Find the answers to these and many other questions in A Short History of Greenland, that in spite of it's size, contains a great number of information about the long and chequered history of Greenland. Read about the whaling expeditions, the introduction of Christianity, the first laws, Knud Rasmussen, the golden age of poetry and art, H.J. Rink - the cultural pioneer, The great codfish venture, Greenland during WWII, the cultural clashs and consciousness raising.The author Jørgen Fleischer is former editor in chief of the newspaper Atuagagdliutit/Grønlandsposten and has written a number of books on Greenland. He is known as a sharp, political and critical observer and commentator. His expressive language turns the historical facts into pleasure reading - so read the book - and learn a little more about the Greenlanders.
- 23. Maj 2003