Commentary on Renewed Swedish Censorship Laws (1684)

Jonas Nordin, Lionel Bently (Editor), Martin Kretschmer (Editor)

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The first general censorship regulations in Sweden were issued in 1661 and 1662. Due to poor compliance and the expansion of the book market, they were repeated and reinforced in a renewed censorship statute in 1684. This was supplemented in 1688 with instructions for a newly established separate censorial office. Together, these two frameworks laid the foundation for the control of the book market in Sweden until 1766, when pre-censorship was abolished.
Original languageEnglish
Short descriptionPrimary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900)
PublisherFaculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Oct 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • History

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  • censorship
  • copyright
  • book history


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