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Johan Hjerpe and Other Petit Bourgeois in Stockholm in the Age of Enlightenment


June 1st, 1999

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A revised and translated edition of Mot det moderna förnuftet, published in 1992. Utilising the diaries from the 1780s of Johan Hjerpe, the study focuses on the specific world of Hjerpe in terms of trade, social conditions and contemporary social life in Stockholm.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
List of Illustrations7
Introduction: Johan Hjerpe and Enlightenment13
The artisan uprising and forms of mentality31
1: Johan Hjerpe and the artisan uprising in support of the king’s war33
2: The coherence of the inconsistent self: some re£ections onmentality, identity and historiography69
The culture of letters and the measurement of thoughts98
3: Burghers, common folk and books100
4: New cultural history and old history of mentalities133
Johan Hjerpe’s reading and the individual in history146
5: Johan Hjerpe and the culture of Enlightenment148
6: The individual and history193
Epilogue: In retrospect201
Index of Names221