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Building the Nation: N.F.S. Grundtvig and Danish National by John A. Hall,Ove Korsgaard,Ove K. Pedersen,Ove Korsgaard

By John A. Hall,Ove Korsgaard,Ove K. Pedersen,Ove Korsgaard

Denmark turned a country amidst the turbulence of the 19th century, an period stricken by struggle, financial disaster, and territorial loss. construction the state is an insightful research of this formation, emphasizing the the most important function of N.F.S. Grundtvig, the daddy of recent Denmark.

Persevering via years of humiliation, inner clash, and career, Denmark now boasts one of many world's so much solid and democratic political platforms, in addition to one among its richest economies. From catastrophe to luck, development the state emphasizes the function of nationwide icons and social activities within the formation of Denmark. The poet, political thinker, clergyman, and founding father N.F.S. Grundtvig is in comparison to Rousseau and Durkheim in France, to Herder and Fichte in Germany, and to different nice thinkers within the usa and eire. in the course of his lifetime, the dominion of Denmark reworked from monarchy to democracy and moved from agrarianism to a latest financial system - evolutions to which Grundtvig himself contributed. He has develop into a primary and inescapable reference-point for discussions approximately country, democracy, freedom, faith, and schooling in Denmark and out of the country.

Situating Grundtvig in either the heritage of Denmark and the highbrow historical past of nineteenth-century Europe, development the state argues for the centrality of his impression within the making of contemporary Denmark, in addition to the continued impression of his work.

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