Absolutism, Patriotism and Publicity in Denmark-Norway in the Eighteenth Century : Jens Schielderup Sneedorff, Andreas Schytte and Frederik Sneedorff

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J.S.Sneedorff joined patriotism and political theory in his treaty from 1757: "OnCivil Government". He was professor 'Juris publici et Politices' at the Academy in Sorø from 1751-1761. His successor at the Academy, Andreas Schytte, lectured during the years 1761-77 and published his political theory in eight volumes 1773-77.Together they represent a theory of monarchism and absolutism in Denmark-Norway. The shift in generations between J.S.Sneedorff and his son Frederik Sneedorff was an exemplary illustration of a change in political discourse: from the justification of absolutism to implicit criticism.


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  • Cultural Studies


  • Monarchism, absolutism, patriotism, political theory, Jens Schielderup Sneedorff, Andreas Schytte, Frederik Sneedorff
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMonarchism and absolutism in early modern Europe
EditorsCesare Cuttica, Glenn Burgess
PublisherPickering & Chatto
ISBN (Print)9781848931985
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch