Antiquity, reception of
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The term “reception of Antiquity” denotes the acquisition and appropriation of knowledge from the reality spheres of pagan Greco-Roman Antiquity in analogous and related contexts of later nations and cultures, and in the disciplines of classical studies. It therefore excludes the Christian element of Antiquity, and the appropriation of knowledge from the ancient nations and cultures…

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Landfester, Manfred and Hinz, Berthold, “Antiquity, reception of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 17 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_016911>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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