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Hans Christian ØrstedReading Nature's Mind$
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Dan Ch. Christensen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669264

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.001.0001

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| 1831–9 | 1831–9 The Awakening of Political Life

| 1831–9 | 1831–9 The Awakening of Political Life

(p.481) 47 | 1831–9 The Awakening of Political Life
Hans Christian Ørsted

Dan C. Christensen

Oxford University Press

Parts of the peace settlement concluded at the Congress of Vienna in 1815 concerned the introduction of advisory assemblies of the estates, whose representative should be consulted on new legislation. King Frederik VI ignores this settlement for fifteen years, but the July Revolution in Paris prompts him to fulfil his promise for fear that the riots spread to his kingdom and his duchies of Schleswig and Holstein, the latter in the German Federation. A.S. Ørsted is a member of the committee working out the particulars of four Assemblies of the Estates, two in the kingdom and two in the duchies. The rule of public opinion fundamentally moderates absolutism. H.C. Ørsted co-founds ‘The Society for the Right Use of the Freedom of the Press’ and publishes articles on further political reforms in ‘The Danish People's Magazine’. A.S. Ørsted is appointed royal commissar of the Danish Assemblies of the Estates.

Keywords:   The Congress of Vienna, advisory assemblies of the estates, the July Revolution, the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein, ‘The Danish Weekly’, A.S. and H.C. Ørsted, ‘The Society for the Right Use of the Freedom of the Press’, ‘The Danish peoples’ Magazine’, H.C. Andersen

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