Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Antiquarian studies
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A. Concept and contexts of Antiquity

The term A. denotes the practice of collecting and studying antiquitates ('antiquities') by systematic description and classification, as well as by criticism, evaluation and interpretation, on the basis of ancient material evidence (coins, gems, inscriptions, architectural monuments and remains, works of art and utility objects) and written records of the ancient world. At first, the primary intention was to facilitate a better understanding of ancient literature, but a d…

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Landfester, Manfred (Gießen), “Antiquarian studies”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004795>
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