Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World

Legacies of David Cranz's 'Historie von Grönland' (1765)

Editors: Jensz, Felicity, Petterson, Christina (Eds.)

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  • Brings together interdisciplinary scholars from history, theology, folklore, ethnology and meteorology
  • Argues that the construction of the Artic in the eighteenth century broadened our understanding of the Atlantic
  • Examines how David Cranz’s Historie von Grönland (1765) resonated in various disciplines, periods and countries
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This book brings together interdisciplinary scholars from history, theology, folklore, ethnology and meteorology to examine how David Cranz’s Historie von Grönland (1765) resonated in various disciplines, periods and countries. Collectively the contributors demonstrate the reach of the book beyond its initial purpose as a record of missionary work, and into secular and political fields beyond Greenland and Germany. The chapters also reveal how the book contributed to broader discussions and conceptualizations of Greenland as part of the Atlantic world. The interdisciplinary scope of the volume allows for a layered reading of Cranz’s book that demonstrates how different meanings could be drawn from the book in different contexts and how the book resonated throughout time and space. It also makes the broader argument that the construction of the Artic in the eighteenth century broadened our understanding of the Atlantic.

About the authors

Felicity Jensz is a Researcher in the Cluster of Excellence (2060) 'Religion and Politics' at the University of Münster, Germany.
Christina Petterson is a Researcher at the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: More than the Sum of Its Parts: David Cranz’s Historie von Grönland

    Pages 1-26

    Jensz, Felicity (et al.)

  • Moravians in Greenland: Barren Shores and Fruitful Missions

    Pages 29-46

    Petterson, Christina

  • David Cranz’s History of Greenland and Physico-theology

    Pages 47-67

    Kjærgaard, Kathrine

  • “A Collection of Absurdities”: Reception of Two English Versions of Cranz’s Book in Britain, 1767 and 1820

    Pages 71-92

    Jensz, Felicity

  • Unbecoming Heretics: Knowledge, Missionary Stories, and the Legacy of David Cranz in North America

    Pages 93-113

    Burkholder, Jared S.

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legacies of David Cranz's 'Historie von Grönland' (1765)
Editors
  • Felicity Jensz
  • Christina Petterson
Series Title
Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63998-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63998-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63997-6
Series ISSN
2634-5838
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 317
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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