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This chapter presents a list of sources and literature relevant to the study of royal police ordinances in Early Modern Sweden. Early Modern 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. Police ordinances were given in order to govern and control such areas and phenomena of early modern societal life as church services and keeping the Sabbath, luxury and extravagance, prostitution, gambling, festivities, public safety, vagrancy, begging and poor relief, public health and sanitation, road and waterway building and maintenance, construction, censorship and printing, education and schooling, agriculture, guilds and occupations, handicrafts, commerce, monetary and financial institutions, and others.

Keywords: church services; Continental Europe; Early Modern Sweden; International law; royal police ordinances

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