Lyckans betydelse : sekularisering, sensibilisering och individualisering i svenska skillingtryck 1750–1850
Summary, in English
The cosmology underwent considerable changes in the chapbook songs and texts of the early 19th century. It was increasingly seen as a more subjective and emotional phenomenon. The sharp distinction between happiness (lycka) and bliss (lycksalighet) faded and happiness gradually became synonymous with well-being (vällust), felicity (sällhet) and blessedness (salighet). Happiness was now associated with emotion and with the human psyche and thereby lost its previous importance within the frame of cosmology. Central concepts can be identified that show a shift towards a more neoplatonic cosmology, often associated with Romanticism. The allure of truth and beauty is for example apparent in the 19th century chapbooks. Happiness and felicity became temporaly secularized and were seen as a goal for the worldly future, while eternity gradually lost its significance. Happiness transformed from being an external circumstance, impervious to man, into something emotional and subjective and became something for the individual to search for within him- or herself. The collective perspective of eternity that characterized the old order disappeared and in its place we can distinguish a new secularized and individualized concept of happiness.
- conceptual history
- Lyckans betydelse. Sekularisering, sensibilisering och individualisering i svenska skillingtryck 1750-1850.
- ISBN: 978-91-86119-14-0
10 februari 2012
Sal 3, Historiska institutionen, Magle stora kyrkogata 12, Lund