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

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Palace architecture
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A. Definition and building type

The word 'palace' and its cognates in the various languages of Europe, which were used synonymously with other terms (Italian palazzo with casa; French palais with hôtel; German Palast/Pallas overlapping with Burg, Schloss, Residenz, Kastell) is derived from the name of the Palatine Hill (mons Palatinus) in Rome, which under the late Republic became the preferred residential area for the wealthy urban elite (e.g. House of Augustus), and where from the 1st cent. AD the palaces of the Roman Emperors were b…

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Erben, Dietrich (München), “Palace architecture”, 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 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004929>
First published online: 2015



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