An Introduction to Danish Culture by Norman Berdichevsky PDF

By Norman Berdichevsky

ISBN-10: 0786464011

ISBN-13: 9780786464012

For plenty of non-Danish electorate of the realm, Denmark continues to be an enigma. Too frequently careworn with different Scandinavian international locations, this southernmost Nordic country has been characterised via stereotypes and cliches concerning socialism, cradle-to-grave safety, soccer, pornography, Hamlet, pigs, dairy livestock, and beer. This enlightening advisor to Danish society, tradition, and background deals an inside of examine the "real" Denmark, highlighting the easiest of either the rustic and its humans. It information Denmark's monstrous contributions to technology, engineering, exploration, seafaring, literature, philosophy, song, structure, and lots of different fields. short images depict recognized Danes, together with "Clown Prince of Denmark" Victor Borge, Hans Christian Andersen, Kierkegaard, and Out of Africa writer Karen Blixen. all through, Denmark's impressive human rights list, democratic associations, and humanistic traditions are transparent. by means of illuminating Danish tradition and clarifying misperceptions, this paintings fosters a better appreciation of Denmark, its humans, and their lifestyle.

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The media, including the tabloid press that had originally ridiculed the proposal, then publicized the successful results: a decrease in traffic congestion, an increase in sales along the walking street, and the overwhelmingly positive response of consumers, who had rediscovered a “walking culture” from the pre-automobile age. 7. The GOgader 45 By 1977, 58 gågader had been established by municipalities in 39 Danish cities. In approximately one-half of the cases, municipalities bore the costs, in two cases local merchants’ associations handled the bill, and in the remaining situations the municipality and local merchants’ associations shared the costs (as reported by Detail-handelinstitutet).

Eventually, the sugar industry became quite important for Denmark where distilleries turned it into rum. Many Sephardic Jews, who had already been granted full equality by the Dutch in their possessions of Curaçao, Aruba and Dutch Guiana (Suriname), were active in establishing the sugar industry and served as administrators, bankers, and merchants, and helped established markets for tropical products. By 1820, the islands’ population totaled 40,000; about 10 percent white, 20 percent “free coloreds” and 70 percent black slaves.

Ironically Helgoland had originally been under the Danish crown until seized by Great Britain following the Napoleonic wars in 1815. The British made a costly mistake in exchanging it for the German-controlled island of Zanzibar in East Africa. The prospect of a German naval base in the Caribbean allowing ships to operate freely in the Western hemisphere (and before the completion of the Panama Canal) was sufficient to raise deep suspicions in American naval circles at the turn of the century. The decisive American victory in the Spanish-American War in 1898 made Denmark apprehensive that any attempt to sell the West Indian islands to Germany would be strongly opposed by the United States, which was now vitally interested in a potential Caribbean base.

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