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    The politics of skepticism in the ancients, Montaigne, Hume, and Kant.John Christian Laursen - 1992 - New York: E.J. Brill.
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    The subversive Kant: The vocabulary of "public" and "publicity".John Christian Laursen - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (4):584-603.
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    John Christian Laursen, Cary J. Nederman Beyond Persecuting Society. Religious Toleration before the Enlightenment.John Christian Laursen & Cary J. Nederman - 1999 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 2 (1):63-65.
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    Religious progress and perfectibility in Benjamin Constant’s enlightened liberalism.John Christian Laursen - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):34-49.
    Benjamin Constant's On Religion was a major effort to include religion within liberal political thought, insisting on the possibility of religious progress and perfectibility. It was also a major critique of Catholicism and of clericalism in any form. And it was one of the most wide-ranging comparative studies of religion since it purported to cover all religions worldwide before Christianity. Constant worked on it for most of his adult life, more than 40 years. This article traces the rise of the (...)
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    III. The Subversive Kant: The Vocabulary of "Public" and "Publicity".John Christian Laursen - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (4):584-603.
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    Ancient Skepticism and Modern Fiction: Some Political Implications.John Christian Laursen - 2019 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 40 (1):199-215.
    This article draws out the political implications of some of the avatars of ancient skepticism in modern fiction. It relies on Martha Nussbaum’s claim that fiction can provide some of the best lessons in moral philosophy to refute her claim that ancient skepticism was a bad influence on morals. It surveys references to skepticism from Shakespeare through such diverse writers as Isabel de Charrière, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Anatole France, and Albert Camus down to recent writers such as Orhan Pamuk (...)
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    The Subversive Kant: The Vocabulary of "Public" and "Publicity".John Christian Laursen - 1996 - In James Schmidt (ed.), What is Enlightenment?: Eighteenth-Century Answers and Twentieth-Century Questions. University of California Press.
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    Hume in the Prussian Academy: Jean Bernard Merian’s “On the Phenomenalism of David Hume”.John Christian Laursen, Richard H. Popkin & Peter Briscoe - 1997 - Hume Studies 23 (1):153-162.
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    Difference and Dissent: Theories of Toleration in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.Cary J. Nederman & John Christian Laursen (eds.) - 1996 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This innovative collection points to the need for a reevaluation of the origins of toleration theory. Philosophers, intellectual historians, and political theorists have assumed that the development of the theory of toleration has been a product of the modern world, and John Locke is usually regarded as the first theorist of toleration. The contributors to Difference and Dissent, however, discuss a range of conceptual positions that were employed by medieval and early modern thinkers to support a theory of toleration, and (...)
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  10. Yes, skeptics can live their skepticism and cope with tyranny as well as anyone.John Christian Laursen - 2004 - In Maia Neto, José Raimundo & Richard H. Popkin (eds.), Skepticism in Renaissance and post-Renaissance thought: new interpretations. Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books.
     
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    Feijoo, medicine, and skepticism.John Christian Laursen - 2024 - Araucaria 26 (55).
    Benito Feijoo (1676-1764) fue uno de los divulgadores de las ideas científicas y filosóficas más importantes del siglo XVIII español. Lúcido crítico de todo tipo de ideas y miembro de la República de las Letras, se tenía a sí mismo por escéptico. En un primer momento, se alineó con el médico Martín Martínez, famoso por su crítica al aristotelismo médico, que tambíen se autodenominó escéptico. Tras defender contra sus adversarios la medicina escéptica de Martínez, Feijoo abandona el término, tal vez (...)
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    When Can You Think Something?John Christian Laursen - 2013 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 58:179-184.
    A review essay on what some scholars have said about heterodox thinking in Spain in the eighteenth century, contrasted with evidence from the reviewed book, which is on the Galician inquisition.
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    Cicero in the Prussian Academy: Castillon's translation of the Academica.John Christian Laursen - 1997 - History of European Ideas 23 (2-4):117-126.
  14. Scepticism and intellectual freedom-the philosophical foundations of Kant politics of publicity.John Christian Laursen - 1989 - History of Political Thought 10 (3):439-455.
  15. Skepticism and cynicism in the work of Pedro de Valencia.John Christian Laursen - 2009 - In Maia Neto, José Raimundo, Gianni Paganini & John Christian Laursen (eds.), Skepticism in the modern age: building on the work of Richard Popkin. Boston: Brill.
     
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    George Santayana and emotional distance in philosophy and politics.John Christian Laursen & Ramón Román Alcalá - 2015 - Revista de Filosofía (Madrid) 40 (1):7-28.
    George Santayana appears emotionally distant and personally uncommitted in many of his writings. In what may have been a related phenomenon, he does not seem to have committed to any school of philosophy, but rather to draw from many of the available schools when it suited him. In this article, we assess his constantly changing use of different philosophies and its implications for both philosophy and politics.
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  17. Introduction.John Christian Laursen & Gianni Paganini - 2015 - In John Christian Laursen & Gianni Paganini (eds.), Skepticism and political thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
     
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    Oakeshott’s Skepticism and the Skeptical Traditions.John Christian Laursen - 2005 - European Journal of Political Theory 4 (1):37-55.
    English philosopher Michael Oakeshott (1901-90) called himself a skeptic at various times, and yet his writings reveal little or no engagement with either of the major Hellenistic skeptical traditions, Pyrrhonism and Academic skepticism. Although he argued that the best way to understand ourselves is to look at the mirror of our intellectual inheritance, he did not look at this one. Furthermore, commentators on Oakeshott’s skepticism have also ignored these traditions and his possible place in them. This article explores these lacunae, (...)
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    Swiss Anti-skeptics in Berlin.John Christian Laursen - 1996 - In Helmut Holzhey & Martin Fontius (eds.), Schweizer Im Berlin des 18. Jahrhunderts: Internationale Fachtagung, 25. Bis 28. Mai 1994 in Berlin. De Gruyter. pp. 261-282.
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    Sources of knowledge of sextus empiricus in Kant's time: A French translation of sextus empiricus from the Prussian academy, 1779.John Christian Laursen & Richard H. Popkin - 1998 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 6 (2):261 – 267.
    (1998). Sources of knowledge of Sextus Empiricus in Kant's time: A French translation of Sextus Empiricus from the Prussian academy, 1779. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 261-267.
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    Brian Ribeiro, Sextus, Montaigne, Hume: Pyrrhonizers.John Christian Laursen - 2022 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 20 (3):269-272.
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    Afterword.John Christian Laursen - 2020 - In Gianni Paganini, Margaret C. Jacob & John Christian Laursen (eds.), Clandestine philosophy: new studies on subversive manuscripts in early modern Europe, 1620-1823. London: University of Toronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. pp. 397-404.
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  23. Cynicism Then and Now.John Christian Laursen - 2009 - Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 1 (2):469-482.
    Ancient cynicism was a moralistic school of ascetic and anti-materialistic gadflies and critics. Modern cynicism is generally understood as amoral, selfish, and manipulative. This article explores the change in meaning that led from one to the other, and what each kind of cynicism could mean for contemporary life. It is very unlikely that most people would ever adopt the values and ways of the ancient cynics, but there may still be something to be gained from the few who might engage (...)
     
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  24. Property and Freedom: A Beauvoirian Critique of Hume's Theory of Justice and a Humean Answer.Dylan Meidell Rohr & John Christian Laursen - 2018 - Araucaria 20 (40).
    David Hume and Simone de Beauvoir agree that human beings have a great deal of control over their moral and political lives, which is well captured in Hume's assertion that "mankind is an inventive species". But Hume argues that the most important thing needed to settle our social lives and determine justice is the agreement on rules of property, while Beauvoir thinks that the rules of property will never be enough to establish the best life, but rather that we should (...)
     
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  25. Denis Diderot on War and Peace: Nature and Morality / Guerra y paz en Denis Diderot: naturaleza y moralidad.Whitney Mannies & John Christian Laursen - 2014 - Araucaria 16 (32).
    Denis Diderot’s ideas about war and peace crystalize many of the contradictions in the world that he identified. On the one hand, war is a natural product of contradictions between natural law and human developments. On the other hand, it can and should always be subject to moral judgment based on a wide-ranging knowledge of history and context. War can be good if it eliminates tyranny, and bad if it limits freedom, equality, and prosperity. Peace can be good if it (...)
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    Shifting the Boundaries: Transformation of the Languages of Public and Private in the Eighteenth Century.Maria Luisa Pesante, John Brewer, Dena Goodman, Malcolm Cook, Vivien Jones, Ursula Vogel, John Christian Laursen & Edoardo Tortarolo - 1995 - University of Exeter Press.
    "The book mounts a challenge to the notion of a clear distinction between public and private and attempts to account for the mobility of the many boundaries between the two. The first essay introduces some of those problematic boundaries in the light of the influential studies of Habermas, Koselleck, Aries and Chartier, who together have helped shape our understanding of the formation of the modern public and private spheres. A number of essays deal with the nature of public opinion in (...)
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    David Hume and the Danish Debate about Freedom of the Press in the 1770s.John Christian Laursen - 1998 - Journal of the History of Ideas 59 (1):167-172.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:David Hume and the Danish Debate about Freedom of the Press in the 1770sJohn Christian LaursenWhen the reception history of David Hume’s political writings is written, there will have to be some discussion of their fate in “peripheral” countries like Denmark. Hume’s “Of Liberty of the Press” was translated into Danish as early as 1771. It is not widely known that Denmark was the first country officially to declare (...)
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    Irony and toleration: lessons from the travels of Mendes Pinto.John Christian Laursen - 2003 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 6 (2):21-40.
    Edward Said writes that Orientalism is a Western style for dominating the East. Richard Rorty proposes that intellectuals should be modern liberals in their politics but postmodern ironists in their intellectual lives. Rebecca Catz argues that Fern?o Mendes Pinto's Peregrination, a sprawling account of travels in the East first published in 1614, is a ?plea for toleration?. How do these theories stand up when confronted with the text? Once as well known as Cervantes's Don Quixote, this text has been undeservedly (...)
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    Pyrrho, His Antecedents, and His Legacy, and: Philo of Larissa: The Last of the Academic Sceptics (review).John Christian Laursen - 2002 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (1):116-118.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Philosophy 40.1 (2002) 116-118 [Access article in PDF] Book Review Pyrrho, His Antecedents, and His Legacy Philo of Larissa: The Last of the Academic Sceptics Richard Bett. Pyrrho, His Antecedents, and His Legacy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. x + 264. Cloth, $60.00. Charles Brittain. Philo of Larissa: The Last of the Academic Sceptics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pp. xii (...)
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    Reading Bayle (review).John Christian Laursen - 2000 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (2):278-279.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Reading BayleJohn Christian LaursenThomas M. Lennon. Reading Bayle. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. Pp. xi + 202. Cloth, $60.00. Paper, $19.95.One of the more philosophically interesting things about Pierre Bayle is the difficulty of interpreting his work. A myriad of interpretations have been advanced, but "the whole is [still] a riddle, an enigma, an inexplicable mystery"—to apply David Hume's famous judgment about religion to Bayle's work. This (...)
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    Spinoza in Denmark and the Fall of Struensee, 1770-1772.John Christian Laursen - 2000 - Journal of the History of Ideas 61 (2):189-202.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Ideas 61.2 (2000) 189-202 [Access article in PDF] Spinoza in Denmark and the Fall of Struensee, 1770-1772 John Christian Laursen * Baruch (Benedict) de Spinoza was the arch-heretic of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He was denounced in half a dozen languages from the time he began to publish until at least the 1780s, when Lessing's allegiance to Spinoza became the heart of (...)
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    The History of Scepticism: From Savonarola to Bayle (review).John Christian Laursen - 2004 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (1):105-107.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Philosophy 42.1 (2004) 105-107 [Access article in PDF] Richard H. Popkin. The History of Scepticism: From Savonarola to Bayle. Revised and Expanded Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. xxiv + 415. Cloth, $74.00. Paper, $24.95. Richard Popkin tells the story that once a long time ago when he asked a question at a conference that made reference to late-eighteenth-century skeptics like Maimon (...)
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    Ancient constitutions and modern monarchy: historical writing and enlightened reform in Denmark-Norway 1730–1814.John Christian Laursen - 2020 - Intellectual History Review 30 (4):739-741.
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    Antichi e moderni cinismi.John Christian Laursen - 2008 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 21 (3):649-662.
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    Against the Ethicists (Adversus Mathematicos XI), and: Contro gli etici (review).John Christian Laursen - 1998 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 36 (2):313-315.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Against the Ethicists (Adversus Mathematicos XI) by Sextus EmpiricusJohn Christian LaursenSextus Empiricus. Against the Ethicists (Adversus Mathematicos XI). Translation, Commentary, and Introduction by Richard Bett. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. Pp. xxxiv + 302. NP.Sesto Empirico. Contro gli etici. Introduction, Editing, Translation, and Commentary by Emidio Spinelli. Naples: Bibliopolis, 1995. Pp. 450. NP.Joining the rising tide of scholarly literature that says that skeptics can indeed live their skepticism, and (...)
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    Against the Grammarians (Adversos Mathematicos I), and: Contro gli astrologi (review).John Christian Laursen - 2003 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (1):125-126.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Philosophy 41.1 (2003) 125-126 [Access article in PDF] Sextus Empiricus. Against the Grammarians (Adversos Mathematicos I). Introduction, Commentary, and Translation by D. L. Blank. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp. lvi + 436. Cloth, $105.00. Sesto Empirico. Contro gli astrologi. Introduction, Commentary, and Translation by Emidio Spinelli. Naples: Bibliopolis, 2000. Pp. 230. Paper, L. 70.000. No historian of philosophy should be retailing the old canards (...)
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    Bayle, Hume y Kant: sobre la superstición y el fanatismo en política.John Christian Laursen - 2005 - In Gerardo López Sastre (ed.), David Hume: nuevas perspectivas sobre su obra. Cuenca: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.
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    Books in Review.John Christian Laursen - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (2):332-335.
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    Bayle philosophe, and: Teologia senza verita: Bayle contro i "rationaux" (review).John Christian Laursen - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (1):146-149.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Philosophy 39.1 (2001) 146-149 [Access article in PDF] Gianluca Mori. Bayle philosophe. Paris: Champion, 1999. Pp. 416. Paper, N.P. Stefano Brogi. Teologia senza verità: Bayle contro i "rationaux." Milan: FrancoAngeli, 1998. Pp. 306. Paper, N.P. Why do professional philosophers spend so much time on Descartes and so little time on Pierre Bayle, when Bayle was clearly the better philosopher? I hope that the real (...)
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    ‘Beyond reasonable doubt’ and ‘probable cause’: Historical perspectives on the Anglo-American law of evidence.John Christian Laursen - 1993 - History of European Ideas 17 (4):544-546.
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    Blind spots in the toleration literature.John Christian Laursen - 2011 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (3):307-322.
    Classic theories of religious toleration from the 17th century regularly made exceptions for various categories of people such as Catholics and atheists who need not be tolerated. From a contemporary perspective these may be understood as blind spots because at least some of us would argue that these exceptions were not necessary. This essay explores the toleration theories of John Milton, Benedict de Spinoza, Denis Veiras, John Locke and Pierre Bayle in order to assess whether they actually called for such (...)
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  42. Carl Friedrich Stäudlin's Diagnosis of the Political Effects of Skepticism in Late Eighteetn-Century Germany.John Christian Laursen - 2015 - In John Christian Laursen & Gianni Paganini (eds.), Skepticism and political thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
     
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    David Hume and public debt: crying wolf?John Christian Laursen & Greg Coolidge - 1994 - Hume Studies 20 (1):143-149.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Hume Studies Volume XX, Number 1, April 1994, pp. 143-149 David Hume and Public Debt: Crying Wolf? JOHN CHRISTIAN LAURSEN and GREG COOLIDGE David Hume's views on public credit have not only received prominent attention in the literature on his political thought, but have even been the subject of attention in The Wall Street Journal.1 Most of the attention has centered on Hume's essay "Of Public Credit" of 1752, (...)
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    David Hume on custom and habit and living with skepticism.John Christian Laursen - 2011 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 52:87-99.
    This article is an exploration of David Hume's philosophy of custom and habit as a way of living with skepticism. For Hume, man is a habit-forming animal, and all politics and history take place within a history of custom and habit. This is not a bad thing: life without custom and habit would be a nightmare. Hume draws on the "new science" of thinkers such as Locke, Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Hutcheson, and Butler to foreground the importance of custom and habit. His (...)
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  45. El escepticismo y el pensamiento político.John Christian Laursen - 1993 - Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 19 (1):59.
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    Empires for Peace: Denis Veiras’s Borrowings from Garcilaso de la Vega.John Christian Laursen & Kevin Pham - 2017 - The European Legacy 22 (4):427-442.
    Writing The History of the Sevarambians in the 1670s, the Huguenot Denis Veiras borrowed many ideas from Garcilaso de la Vega, also known as El Inca, whose Royal Commentaries of the Incas was published in 1609. Both works describe the history of an empire and justify it on the ground that it brought peace and unity. While Garcilaso’s book purported to be a history, his selection of facts reflected his goal of improving the treatment of the Incas by the Spanish. (...)
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    Hume in the Prussian Academy: Jean Bernard Mérian's "On the Phenomenalism of David Hume".John Christian Laursen, Richard H. Popkin & Peter Briscoe - 1997 - Hume Studies 23 (1):153-162.
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    Isabelle de Charrière and Skepticism in the Literary Life.John Christian Laursen - 2020 - International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 10 (3-4):256-267.
    This article explores some senses in which Isabelle de Charrière may be understood as a skeptic in her personal life and in her literary life, although the two cannot really be separated since she lived the literary life. She called herself a skeptic a number of times, and also showed some knowledge of the Academic or Socratic and especially of the Pyrrhonian traditions of skepticism in her novels and extensive correspondence. This Dutch-Swiss writer provides an example of what it might (...)
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  49. Kant, freedom of the press, and book piracy.John Christian Laursen - 2012 - In Elisabeth Ellis (ed.), Kant's Political Theory: Interpretations and Applications. Pennsylvania State University Press.
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    Luxdorph's Press Freedom Writings: Before the Fall of Struensee in Early 1770s Denmark-Norway.John Christian Laursen - 2002 - The European Legacy 7 (1):61-77.
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