By Knud Haakonssen,Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen
Ludvig Holberg (1684–1754) used to be the key consultant of the Danish-Norwegian Enlightenment and likewise a ecu determine of word. He released major works in traditional legislations and heritage, but in addition a crucial physique of ethical essays and epistles. He authored numerous attractive autobiographies and ecu travelogues, an incredible utopian novel that was once a right away eu succes, attention-grabbing satires that encouraged women’s schooling and occupation, and various comedies. those comedies secured Holberg’s prestige because the most important playwright in Scandinavia prior to Ibsen and Strindberg. via his wide oeuvre, yet particularly via his performs, Holberg had a decisive impact at the formation of contemporary Danish as a literary language, anything that used to be a self-conscious attempt at the a part of a guy who observed himself as an educator of the general public. regardless of his modern impression at domestic and overseas and his ongoing recognition in Scandinavia, he is still little recognized within the wider international of enlightenment stories. it's the target of this quantity to restore Holberg as a big determine from a minor nook of the Enlightenment international by way of featuring the whole number of his paintings and giving it a eu context.
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Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754): Learning and Literature in the Nordic Enlightenment by Knud Haakonssen,Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen