Strauch, Dieter, Konrad Maurer als Förderer isländischer Unabhängigkeit

and Dieter Strauch


Konrad Maurer as a Backer of Icelandic Independence. Konrad Maurer, who was encouraged to study the ancient nordic sources as a student, became soon involved in Iceland's struggle for independence when he was in Denmark to prepare a journey for the purpose of studying the conditions of Icelandic living. His bonds of friendship to Jón Sigurđsson and other learned men and his journey to Iceland in 1858 opened his understanding of Icelandic political problems. In his several writings he fought for the freedom of Iceland with historical arguments. His productions – especially the book "Iceland" (1874) – made him wellknown to the Icelanders and sustained the Icelandic struggle well.

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