Den litterære jødefejdes indflydelse på en dansk identitet

Jeppe Hee Rømer, Tessa Wilson Bendix, Niels Villadsen, Anna Helene Benda, Bjørn Uffe Nielsen & Charlotte Juul Olsson

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines the early formation, and formulation, of a Danish identity. The so-called Jewfeud (Jødefejden) in Denmark, 1813, was comprised of a literary debate over the potential integration of the Jewish minority. The main hypothesis of the project is that the various disputants will articulate an impression of a Danish identity, deliberately or not. The articles chosen form two parties, one arguing against the possibility of a Jewish integration, and one arguing in favour of it. In order to obtain a better understanding of identity, as pertaining to a nation, and nation as a concept in and of itself, the analysis relies on a theoretical foundation. Applying the ideas of selected authors, the project works with terms relating to Volksgeist, rights for regeneration, and national and patriotic identity. The project concludes that the worldviews and ideals of Danish identity fall into two overarching categories, with some overlapping cases, which in turn relates to the two great schools of thought of the age, the ideals of Enlightenment and Romantic Nationalism.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato12 jan. 2016
VejledereSøren Blak Hjortshøj


  • Patriotisk identitet
  • National identitet
  • Dansk identitet
  • Jødefejde