N.F.S Grundtvigis not known abroad as a political thinker; it is his educational writings that over the years have attracted international attention. However, he is beyond comparison the person who over the past 150 years has been and continues to be cited in political debates in Denmark. His ideas and work is the main focus of this title. The author scrutinizes the life and thoughts of democracy, equality and the people of Grundtvig and thus how his notion of freedom is expressed. Translated by Edward Broadbridge.
Contents Editorial preface PART I Chapter 1. Grundtvig’s influence and relevance Chapter 2. From the age of the estates to the age of the people Chapter 3. Nation and people: An imagined community Chapter 4. Grundtvig’s concept of freedom Chapter 5. From united monarchy to national state Chapter 6. Constitutionalism versus common law Chapter 7. Grundtvig’s importance as a political thinker PART II Chapter 8. Nordic Mythology or Symbolic language developed and illuminated from a historical-poetic perspective (1832) Chapter 9. Within Living Memory (1838). Lectures on the history of the last half-century 1788-1838 Chapter 10. Speech to the Schleswig Aid Society Chapter 11. Parliamentary speeches Biography Bibliography