II Consolidation & Codification – University of Copenhagen

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II Consolidation & Codification

The ProNoLa subproject Consolidation & Codification covers the time period from 1660 to ca. 1820. The constellation “Absolutism and Enlightenment” was in this period legitimized by concepts of the King as the Father of nation (Luther’s third ‘estate’ of the household). The Halle-inspired consolidation through confirmation and a national legal order is analyzed in order to identify the impact of legal thinking of natural law in conjunction with religiously supported legal positivism.

Individual projects:

  • Kristian Mejrup: Promoting Law, Prudence and Piety in Copenhagen in 1736
  • Johan Bastubacka: Royal Politics and Legal Implications – The Orthodox population in Ladogan and North Karelia as subject of Swedish legislation and political currents in the 17th and 18th centuries