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The reception of antiquity in the age of enlightenment

Uniform Title
18. Jahrhundert (Lexikon zur Antikerezeption in Aufklärung und Klassizismus). English.
Title
The reception of antiquity in the age of enlightenment / edited by Joachim Jacob and Johannes Süssmann ; English edition by Christina C. Harker ; translated by Duncan Alexander Smart.
ISBN
9789004339354
9004339353
Publication
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2021.
Physical Description
xlii, 564 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Notes
"Original German language edition: Joachim Jacob & Johannes Süssmann (eds.): Das 18. Jahrhundert: Lexikon zur Antikerezeption in Aufklärung und Klassizismus (= Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 13), published by J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH Stuttgart, Germany; Copyright © 2018."
Summary
"This volume explores engagement with Greco-Roman Antiquity across Europe and beyond in the 18th century. Approximately 100 experts, in some 140 articles from "Academy" to "Wallpaper", show how Classical and rival antiquities were perceived and studied during the age of Enlightenment, revolution and scientific progress, and how they served the formulation and affirmation of new ideals. The survey covers the period between the outbreak of the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes in France in 1687 and the reorganization of Europe at the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Articles examine the spheres of society within which engagement with Antiquity took place in the 18th century, the specific subject areas in which it took place, and the media by which it was propagated. Reception of Antiquity in the 18th century was by no means limited to theoretical discourses. On the contrary, the period's growing interest in sensuality and experience also required the relics of Antiquity and their modern echoes and evocations to be explored with all the senses. Focus therefore widened beyond the canonical bounds of reception in the spheres of culture, education, philosophy, religion, law and economics to encompass the perception of Antiquity in everyday and popular culture"-- Provided by publisher
Translation of
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 12, 2023
Series
Neue Pauly. Supplemente. English ; 12.
Brill's New Pauly supplements ; 12
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Genre/Form
Encyclopedias.
History.
Encyclopedias.
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