Karl XII – inte bara en krigarkung
13 April 2016
Lyssna på forskarpodd nr 13 med Petter Hellström, idéhistoriker på institutionen för idé- och lärdomshistoria.
Språk, kultur och metaforer är helt avgörande för att nya tankar ska kunna formas. Det menar idéhistorikern Petter Hellström som forskar på hur idén om släktträdet har bidragit till vetenskapens utveckling. Han berättar också om Kåldolmens dag och försöket att ge en ny bild av en svensk krigarkung.
– Karl XII var den förste svenske kung som var allierad med ett muslimskt land och även den förste regent som tillät judar att hålla gudstjänst i Sverige. Han levde i Osmanska riket i över fem år, tillsammans med många av sina män, och som ett resultat av detta spred sig orientalisk kultur till Sverige, exempelvis maträtten dolma. Allt typiskt svenskt har någon gång kommit hit utifrån. Frågan är bara när och hur, säger Petter Hellström.
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