Northern Declarations of Freedom of the Press: The Relative Importance of Philosophical Ideas and of Local Politics

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Abstract

In recent works on the Enlightenment and the origin of modern Western thought, there is often a dichotomy between Moderate versus Radical Enlightenment. This essay evaluates the early experiences of freedom of print in Sweden and Denmark against the backdrop of such assertions. Sweden and Denmark were widely diverging polities but they obtained officially recognized freedom of the press at almost the same time. The conclusion is that by the second half of the eighteenth century, the Enlightenment, whether “Radical” or “Moderate,” had created a universal paradigm shift.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of California, Riverside
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Historia

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)217-237
Antal sidor21
TidskriftJournal of the History of Ideas
Volym81
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2020 apr
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa