Peter Forsskal: Thoughts on Civil Liberty
 
Resources
   
  Based on a presentation given at the OSCE Round table on Free Press, Vienna, 2016
  http://inaque.sk/sk/clanky/seriousness/spolocnost/prvu_knihu_o_obcianskych_slobodach_napisal_sved
   
   
  Dr. Hamdan Dammag, "Peter Forsskal: The Combative Young Scientist and the Undiscovered Pioneer of Civil Rights"
  Arrafid, Issue 244, April 2016, pp: 124-130. 
  Click here (PDF File)
   
  Finnish Broadcasting Company - Interview with Ere Nokkala and Marjatta Rautiala
  23/02/2016
   http://areena.yle.fi/1-3234664
  The point was to argue that in Finland Forsskål has been undeservedly left in the shadow of Chydenius while abroad he is getting more and more attention. 
  http://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2016/02/23/nakokulma-toivottavasti-peter-forsskalille-ei-kay-kuin-kimmo-timoselle
  To explain the title: "Hopefully the same does not happen to Peter Forsskål as happened to Kimmo Timonen"
Harri Alanne draws a parallel between Forsskål and Ice hockey player Kimmo Timonen. Timonen (40) retired last year after having won the Stanley cup with Chicago Blackhawks. Timonen got no official recognition in Finland. About a week ago Timonen was invited with his team to the White House, where Barack Obama praised him as "an unsung hero" of the team.
   
   
  Stadtarchiv Göttingen - Peter Forsskål (1732 - 1763)
  http://www.stadtarchiv.goettingen.de/frames/fr_personen.htm
  (Click on "F" for Forsskål)
   
  Peter Forsskål Commemorative Stamp
  Forsskal Stamp 1979
  Commemorative postage stamp issued by the Finnish Post Office with Forsskål's portrait and the title page of the
  Tankar om borgerliga friheten.
   
   
  Forsskålsgatan
  There is a Forsskålsgatan (Forsskål Street) in Stockholm:
 
Forsskålsgatan Forsskålsgatan Forsskålsgatan Forsskal Map
      Find it on Google Maps    
   
  "Peter Forsskål, Natural Scientist and Messenger of the Enlightenment" - article by Prof. Petter Portin, published in the periodical "Tieteessä tapahtuu" ( title in English: Science now), in January 2014, on pages 16-19.
   
   
  "Peter Forsskal, explorer, Linneus apostle, natural scientist and advocate of freedom of expression" - David Goldberg article, www.MichaelStrandberg.com, 30/01/2012
   
 

Family background of Peter Forsskål: Linnean Disciple born in Finland (PDF File: Go to page 34 for relevant article)

   
  Differences between the original manuscript of Forsskål's Tankar om borgerliga friheten and the printed editions of 1759 and 1792
   
  The first edition of Peter Forsskål's Tankar om borgerliga friheten (1759) - David J. Shaw
   
  The second edition of Peter Forsskål's Tankar om borgerliga friheten 1792 (Who published it?)
   
 

Draft of a diploma making Peter  Forsskål a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences, Göttingen, drawn up by Georg Christoph Hamberger, the official Secretary of the Academy. Source: Archive of the Academy of Sciences, Göttingen

   
  Peter Forsskål - kansalaisvapauden puolustaja ja hattuvallan kriitikko - Etusivu > Nro 5 (2012) > Nokkala
   
   
   
 
Letters which refer to the banning of Forsskal's Thoughts on Civil Liberty:
http://linnaeus.c18.net/Letters/display_letter.php?id=L5684
http://linnaeus.c18.net/Letters/display_letter.php?id=L5685
Links by kind permission of the Swedish Linnaeus Society
Sten Hedberg, PhD (Latin); participant in the Linnaean Correspondence project http://linnaeus.c18.net/ as editor and translator; assistant director (retired) Uppsala University Library
 
 
 
The University Library at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany, holds documents from the archive of the German scholar Carsten Niebuhr.
Manuscript Cod.M.S. KB 314 contains documents relating to the Danish expedition to Arabia Felix during which Peter Forsskål died. Niebuhr was the only survivor of the expedition. The manuscripts have been digitised as
http://dibiki.ub.uni-kiel.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn%3Anbn%3Ade%3Agbv%3A8%3A2-1600225
 
This link gives access to a contents list for the eleven sets of contents of the archive.
The sections relating to Forsskål also have individual links:
Section 8a is a fair copy of the original Swedish version of Forsskål's travel diary (78 folio pages). This was published as Resa till lycklige Arabien: Petrus Forsskåls dagbok 1761-1763, Uppsala, 1950.
Link: http://dibiki.ub.uni-kiel.de/viewer/image/PPN72215769X/32/LOG_0012/
 
Section 8b comprises nine letters and other documents relating to the expedition, mostly in Forsskål's hand.
Link: http://dibiki.ub.uni-kiel.de/viewer/image/PPN72215769X/117/LOG_0013/
Section 9 is a Danish translation of Forsskål's travel diary (256 quarto pages).
Link: http://dibiki.ub.uni-kiel.de/viewer/image/PPN72215769X/141/LOG_0026/
Section 10 is a German translation of Forsskål's travel diary (147 folio pages), together with a letter by the translator to Niebuhr dated 1776.
Link: http://dibiki.ub.uni-kiel.de/viewer/image/PPN72215769X/398/LOG_0027/
 
 
 
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