Udvikling og Stagnation: Socioøkonomisk udvikling og ægteskabsmønstre på 1700-tallets Amager

Aske Laursen Brock

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The point of departure in this thesis is an in-depth investigation of the socioeconomic development on the island of Amager in Eastern Denmark in the 18th century. From the early 16th century and onwards the island was partly inhabited by Dutch immigrants, whom, due to privileges bestowed upon them by the sequence of Danish kings, became rather wealthy and to uphold there privileged position in society, they only married within their own community; the parish of Store Magleby. The tendency to in-marriage (endogamy) allegedly came to an end in 1759 as the schout (bailiff) of the Dutch community married the daughter of a powerful bailiff from the neighboring Danish parish; Tårnby parish. According to the existing literature about the Dutch community, the reasoning for this marriage was that the level of endogamy had led to a high level of inbreeding and a stagnation of the growth of the population.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato16 maj 2011


  • Økonomisk udvikling
  • Befolkningsudvikling
  • Ægteskabsmønstre
  • Amager