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Carl Linnæus from a Sámi Point of View
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies. Samiska studier.
2008 (English)In: TijdSchrift voor Skandinavistiek: Linnaeus and the Environment, Yesterday and Today, ISSN 0168-2148, Vol. Jaargang 29, no 1 & 2, 8- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When Linneaus in his youth made his first excursion 1732 to the north of Sweden, he wrote a diary later published as Iter Lapponicum. He travelled in the summer months and met a lot of the native people in the north, the Sami. Linneaus’ point of view is perceptible for the reader, however, what did the objects of his research think of him. I will discuss in this paper of possible reactions from the Sami people in their encounter with Linneaus. What can we learn from his journey, today? The Sami history lack a great deal of information and documentation from the 18th century and Linneaus’ work is still important to complete that part of the history.

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2008. Vol. Jaargang 29, no 1 & 2, 8- p.
Keyword [en]
Linné, Linnæus, samisk kultur, traditionell kunskap
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History Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-11490OAI: diva2:151161
Available from: 2009-01-12 Created: 2009-01-12 Last updated: 2011-01-10Bibliographically approved

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