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This front matter section of the Book Royal Police Ordinances in Early Modern Sweden: The Emergence of Voluntaristic Understanding of Law presents the table of contents, acknowledgements, and a list of abbreviations. The book focuses on Swedish early modern royal police ordinances. Police can be claimed to have been one of the most important governmental and administrative themes in early modern states and societies in Continental Europe. The book discusses the emergence of royal legislative powers and legislative doctrine in late medieval and early modern Sweden. It explains few existing contemporary Swedish treatises on political theory. The book deals with the emergence of police science in eighteenth century Sweden. It pays special attention to the continental influence over Swedish police treatises. The book refers to the simultaneous development of police legislation in Germany and France.

Keywords: Europe; France; International Law; royal police ordinances; Sweden



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