Danish Towns During Absolutism: Urbanisation and Urban Life 1660-1848

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Søren Bitsch Christensen, Jørgen Mikkelsen
Aarhus University Press, 2008 - History - 509 pages
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This anthology pres-ents in English recent significant research on Denmark's urban development during the Age of Absolutism, 1660-1848, and features 15 articles written by leading Danish urban historians. The years of Absolutism were marked by a general crisis for the Danish urban community, mainly caused by the devastating effects of the seventeenth century warfare. Some few towns, however, stood out with positive development, first and fore-most Copenhagen which flourished in its function as the centre of the Absolutist regime. The book traces both the roots of the urban crisis as well as the regional and temporal variations. Many articles provide an overview of urbanisation in both the Kingdom of Denmark and the Duchy of Schleswig, while other articles focus on the economic. social, and cultural urban functions.

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