Mikkel Munthe Jensen
Patriotism and Reform in Nordic Universities during the Long Eighteenth Century
series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment
Liverpool University Press, 2023
ISBN:9781802078152 (Paperback) // eISBN:9781837648948 (PDF)
This work examines the Nordic universities and how governmental reforms and growing patriotic sentiments consolidated the state and university in new shared endeavours of ‘utility for the fatherland’. In doing so, the study demonstrates how this development gradually replaced the centuries-old European academic cohesion with a system of competing national academic entities.
This book presents the first comparative study of university history and the development of academia in the Scandinavian countries in Early-Modern times. In doing so, the author also uses digital prosopographical methods to explore his subject. These prosopographical methods are similar to those of the database on early modern natural law scholars that he has developed in Erfurt and Gotha.
Mikkel Munthe Jensen is coordinator of the research centre for Early-Modern Natural Law at the Gotha Research Center and the Max-Weber-Kolleg of the University of Erfurt.