Series | Lexis Supplements
Volume 6 | Monograph | Atlas of Renaissance Antiquarianism

Atlas of Renaissance Antiquarianism

open access | peer reviewed

Aims & Scope
Renaissance antiquarianism can be defined as a cultural phenomenon that aims to interpret the past by cross-referencing heterogeneous sources accumulated and collected over time. This entailed the use of new investigative techniques which involved combining literary sources and material findings to provide a reliable foundation for the idea of history. Atlas of Renaissance Antiquarianism, moving along different lines of theoretical and practical conceptualisation, declines the matters according to a plethora of different disciplines: philology, iconology, numismatics, epigraphy, chronology, conviviality, art, and fashion. The purpose of this manyfold investigation is to demonstrate how the antiquarian approach – that based the growth of thought on documented sources and empirical evidence – represented a methodological perspective capable to influence the way the past was viewed through a critical analysis of sources.

Keywords Collecting Classical Tradition Epistolography Renaissance Antiquarianism

Permalink http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-538-4 | ISBN (PRINT) 978-88-6969-539-1 | e-ISSN 978-88-6969-538-4 | Number of pages 426 | Dimensions 16x23cm | Published Feb. 2, 2022 | Language en

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