JUTLAND – THE HISTORIC SAGA OF DENMARK’S WEST COAST
JUTLAND follows the lives of two West Jutland families, from the Stone Age to the present.
As the characters struggle for survival, the breathtaking high points of Jutland’s story are woven together: its geographical origins in a tropical ocean to the development of salt deposits, limestone, flint and volcanic ash layers; from the formation of amber and its lure for Roman traders through the dynamic development of Bronze Age farmers to Viking explorers; from the arduous life of fjord-fishermen, farmers and cattle drovers to West Jutland’s pivotal role in the dramatic events of both World Wars.
A portrait of the development of a land and its people, JUTLAND traces the saga of a community fighting to establish its place in a bold and hostile environment.
BOOK I – THE HUNTERS
Part 1: The Salt Dome
In 1942, a geologist evaluates the potential of the salt dome at the Rønland Peninsula for the establishment of a modern chemical plant. Over the three books, the story moves back and forth between the historical chapters and the developments at Rønland.
Part 2: The Tropical Ocean
The formation of the Agger Isthmus and its development through the Cretaceous Era, covering its geographical origins in a tropical ocean through the development of salt deposits, limestone, flint and volcanic ash layers to the Dogger land bridge and the formation of amber in ancient submerged forests.
Part 3: The Reindeer Hunters
The forming of the land by the glaciers of the last Ice Age, and the arrival of man and human settlement of the farthest edge of the Weichsel Glacier: the Agger Isthmus.
BOOK II – THE EXPLORERS
Part 1: The Flint Makers
The dynamic development from Bronze Age farmers to Viking explorers. With the advent of specialised farming and fishing societies, two leading West Jutland families arise and we follow the inherent conflicts between land-bound and nomadic peoples.
Part 2: The Vikings
As farmers and fishermen, Viking explorers sail from the mouth of the Limfjord to conquer England.
BOOK III – THE SETTLERS
Part 1: The Fjord
From fjord-fishermen, farmers and cattle drovers to the development of trade routes and religious power.
Part 2: The Sea
The dramatic events of the 19th and 20th centuries.