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"Ty utan allmogen får någon aga, de lyda oss aldrig i våra dagar"

En studie i senmedeltida fursteideal


  • Julia Håkansson

Summary, in English

The purpose of this essay is to achieve deeper knowledge of the positive and negative ideals which apply to the sovereigns that occur in Karlskrönikan, a production of propaganda ordered by the Swedish king Karl Knutsson in the 15: th century. Using the hermeneutic circle as a methodological device has enabled me to to approach the material as openly as possible to let the Karlskrönikan itself show me the right questions. I’ve used political culture as a theoretical instrument to be able to analyze the chronicles political worth as a work of propaganda. My results are that the positive and negative ideals, respectively, follows a perceptible pattern. Subsequently, I conclude how Karl Knutsson has used these patterns to affect the political culture which affects him.


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Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • History and Archaeology


  • Nyckelord: Den hermeneutiska cirkeln
  • Politisk kultur
  • Makt
  • Propaganda
  • Fursteideal
  • Karl Knutsson
  • Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
  • Erik Puke
  • Bönder
  • Uppror
  • Sverige
  • 1400-talet.


  • Yvonne Maria Werner (Professor)