Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2018

368 Pages | 110 black & white illustrations

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9781526117045

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Local antiquities, local identities

Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400—1700

First Edition

Edited by Kathleen Christian and Bianca de Divitiis

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A unique overview of creative antiquarian approaches in local communities across Europe during the early modern era. Examples are drawn from Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Poland
  • Unique examinations of antiquarian traditions in Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Britain and Poland
  • Investigates local perceptions of the antique in works of art, history writing, literature and collecting
  • Exposes an unexpected history of Renaissance archaeology, such as the identification of megalithic remains with a prehistoric civilisation of giants in the sixteenth-century Netherlands
  • Of interest to students and lecturers in early modern studies, art history, history, literature and classics
  • Includes 110 black and white illustrations

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