Thursday, September 20, 2018

Yes, *that* Mogens Glistrup

“Historical Dictionary of Denmark” is a straightforward mini-encyclopedia of all things Dane. Quintessentially Danish things such as the Dannebrog, the Folketing or the Dannevirke are of course included (although it seems they forgot the Smörrebröd). So are important characters from Denmark's history: Valdemar Sejr, Grundtvig and, cough cough, Mogens Glistrup. All political parties at some point represented in the Danish, Greenlandish and Faroese parliaments have been included, including Faelles Kurs, Venstresocialisterne and Fólkaflokkurin. And, of course, Inuit Ataqatigiit (more colloquially known as IA). For those more serious-minded, we recommend entries on Sculpture, Literature, Defense, Pietism, Romanticism and Danish relations with Germany. There is also an extensive bibliography. And yes, the dictionary covers Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

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