Noble conceptions of politics in eighteenth-century Sweden (ca 1740–1790)

Noble conceptions of politics in eighteenth-century Sweden (ca 1740–1790)

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Wolff, Charlotta
Noble conceptions of politics in eighteenth-century Sweden (ca 1740–1790)
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Fennica. Historica 15
Helsinki 2008, 136 pp.

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Noble conceptions of politics in eighteenth-century Sweden (ca 1740-1790) is a study of how the Swedish nobility articulated its political ideals, self-images and loyalties during the Age of Liberty and under the rule of Gustav III. This book takes a close look at the aristocracy\'s understanding of a free constitution and at the nobility\'s complex relationship with the monarchy. Central themes are the old notion of mixed government, classical republican conceptions of liberty and patriotism, as well as noble thoughts on the rights and duties of the citizen, including the right to rebellion against an unrighteous ruler.

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ISBN 978-952-222-092-9
ISSN 1458-526X