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Record #202322:

The publication and reception of David Cranz's 1767 History of Greenland / Felicity Jensz.

Title: The publication and reception of David Cranz's 1767 History of Greenland / Felicity Jensz.
Author(s): Jensz, Felicity.
Date: 2012.
Publisher: [Oxford]: [Oxford University Press]
Abstract: Describes publication of and reaction to influential 1767 English translation of Historie von Grönland (The History of Greenland) by Moravian missionary David Cranz (1723-1777). Book exemplified new literary genre of Protestant missionary literature in that, for first time, aspects of travel literature, ethnography and non-devotional religious writing were combined in one work. Translation introduced ethnic vocabulary, such as "kayak", into English language and became standard reference for explorers in search of Northwest Passage. In 1930s, Cranz was recognised as first to have theorised origins of indigenous Arctic peoples.
Notes:

Offprint: The Library. Vol. 13, no. 4.

Keywords: 06.053.56 -- Interpretation and translation.
266 -- Missionaries, Christian.
283/289 -- Protestant churches.
284-1(43) -- Moravians.
82 -- Literature.
82.08 -- Literary activity and technique.
9 -- Geography, biography and history.
S -- Literature and Language.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*38) -- Greenland.
Location(s): SCO: SPRI-PAM: (*38) : 93
SPRI record no.: 202322

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