Danish Towns During Absolutism: Urbanisation and Urban Life 1660-1848
Søren Bitsch Christensen, Jørgen Mikkelsen
Aarhus University Press, 2008 - History - 509 pages
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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18th century Aabenraa Aalborg Aarhus administration alms amtmand assistance authorities Baltic Sea became beggars begging billeting capital central centre chartered towns Christensen church citizens Copenhagen corn Danish towns Danske Kancelli Degn Denmark-Norway Duchy of Schleswig economic Elsinore established example factory village Fattigvæsenets Flensburg Fredericia Frederiksværk Funen garrison grammar schools guilds Haderslev harbour Henningsen 1978 Historisk Holstein houses Hyldtoft important industrial city industrialisation inhabitants institutions Johansen Jorgensen 1940 journeymen Jutland Kalundborg King Kingdom of Denmark Kobenhavns land large number Lolland market towns master merchants military municipal musicians Næstved national schools Norway Odense ordinance organisation parish patriotic societies peasants period poor commission poor relief system population pre-industrial provincial towns Randers reform Ribe rigsdaler Roskilde royal rural ships Silkeborg Skanderborg social soldiers spinning schools stadsmusikant system stadsmusikanter Thomas Bloch tion trading district Urban History Viborg Zealand