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VI Conclusions

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This conclusion chapter presents a concluding view of the book Royal Police Ordinances in Early Modern Sweden: The Emergence of Voluntaristic Understanding of Law that belongs to a growing group of studies on an early modern phenomenon called 'police'. In early modern parlance the term police was used to refer to good societal order. While the origins of police legislation lay in the government of medieval municipalities, by the sixteenth century the issuing of police ordinances came primarily to be seen as a task of the ruler although the early modern cities, especially in Germany, still continued to issue police ordinances concerning life in the city. The object of this book has been royal police ordinances issued in the Swedish realm between 1523 and 1718. It was claimed that sixteenth-century police ordinances should mostly be seen as 'executive orders' upholding the medieval laws rather than as creating new law.

Keywords: Early Modern Sweden; Germany; international law; medieval law; royal police ordinances



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