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Bernd Roling,Bernhard Schirg,Stefan Heinrich Bauhaus's Apotheosis of the North: The Swedish Appropriation of PDF

By Bernd Roling,Bernhard Schirg,Stefan Heinrich Bauhaus

ISBN-10: 3110523175

ISBN-13: 9783110523171

Despite its huge, immense quantity and impression, the Swedish scholarship produced within the context of Olof Rudbeck's huge 'Atlantica' (4 vols, 1679-1702) has hitherto escaped consciousness outdoors Scandinavia. the current quantity explores the varied disciplines that comprised this, one of many final, yet grandest appropriations of the classical history in early sleek instances. within the a long time round 1700, dozens of students everywhere in the Baltic Sea launched into experiences of classical and Norse mythology, fabric is still and antiquities, of languages, botany and zoology in addition to biblical scholarship, which will exhibit the primordial prestige of historic Sweden. Fusing jointly various disciplines inside Rudbeck's difficult and all-encompassing epistemological framework, they gave to a state that had complicated to the rank of a ecu superpower a story of a wonderful previous that matched its modern pretentions. proposing case reviews stretching from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century and throughout a large variety of fields, this quantity strains the level and longue durée of 1 of the main interesting and underestimated episodes in eu highbrow heritage.

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