Norman Berdichevsky's An Introduction to Danish Culture PDF

By Norman Berdichevsky

For plenty of non-Danish electorate of the area, Denmark continues to be an enigma. Too frequently pressured with different Scandinavian nations, this southernmost Nordic kingdom has been characterised via stereotypes and cliches on the topic of socialism, cradle-to-grave defense, soccer, pornography, Hamlet, pigs, dairy farm animals, and beer. This enlightening consultant to Danish society, tradition, and background deals an inside of examine the "real" Denmark, highlighting the simplest of either the rustic and its humans. It info Denmark's mammoth contributions to technological know-how, engineering, exploration, seafaring, literature, philosophy, track, structure, and plenty of different fields. short images depict famous Danes, together with "Clown Prince of Denmark" Victor Borge, Hans Christian Andersen, Kierkegaard, and Out of Africa writer Karen Blixen. all through, Denmark's remarkable human rights checklist, democratic associations, and humanistic traditions are transparent. via illuminating Danish tradition and clarifying misperceptions, this paintings fosters a better appreciation of Denmark, its humans, and their lifestyle.

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The government 5. “Arctic Denmark” 31 in Copenhagen officially declared that Kauffmann was acting illegally (after the war he was decorated for having defied orders; see also chapter 27), but most significantly the local authorities in Greenland voted to follow him and not instructions from Copenhagen. Greenland was vital for the protection of Allied convoys and for early meteorological reporting, the secret to the successful D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, when the Germans, without such facilities, were unaware that the stormy weather in the North Sea that made an invasion unlikely, had abated.

The free white population was divided among English, Scottish, Irish, Danish, Dutch, French and Sephardi settlers. Every free inhabitant of the Danish possessions in the Caribbean had to belong to a religious community. Thus, the entire Jewish population was organized and they were accorded full citizenship. All male children celebrated their bar mitzvah and all marriages were performed according to the Orthodox Sephardic rite during the greater part of the 19th century. By 1837, the port of Charlotte Amalie on Sankt Thomas had become the second largest city in the Danish “Empire,” second only to Copenhagen.

Smilla is a mixed InuitDanish girl living in Copenhagen who has not forgotten the traditional skills learned as a child in Greenland. Her “sense” for snow and ice are critical in the unfolding of the mystery. The Copenhagen detectives simply judge a boy’s death as an accident. He must have slipped on the snow and fallen from the roof to his death, but Smilla’s sense of snow make her doubt this explanation. The book and film reawakened the interest of many Danes in Greenland, part of their own country yet still distant and so totally different.

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