is 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.
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
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