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Danish absolutism is a child of the catastrophic wars with Sweden 1657-60. It was introduced by means of a military coup by Frederick III and meant military security and heavy taxes. Even if the Danish Royal Law (1665), the only writtin absolutist constitution in Europe, seems like the recipe for tyranny the Danish kings upheld rule of law. Gradually the beuraucracy gained in power and the kings tendend to see themselves more as servants of the state than as its owners.
Translated title of the contributionAbsolutism
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationDanmarks historie : Fra gravhøj til globalisering
EditorsRasmus Dahlberg
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherSamvirke Bøger
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978-87-92153-00-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - absolutism, swedish wars, The Royal Law, 1660, Thomas Kingo, Frederik III, Peter Griffenfeld

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