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New Book | Local Antiquities, Local Identities

Posted in books by Editor on October 17, 2018

From Manchester UP:

Kathleen Christian and Bianca de Divitiis, eds., Local Antiquities, Local Identities: Art, Literature, and Antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018), 352 pages, ISBN: 978-1526117045, £80.

This collection investigates the wide array of local antiquarian practices that developed across Europe in the early modern era. Breaking new ground, it explores local concepts of antiquity in a period that has been defined as a uniform ‘Renaissance’. Contributors take a novel approach to the revival of the antique in different parts of Italy, as well as examining other, less widely studied antiquarian traditions in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Britain and Poland. They consider how real or fictive ruins, inscriptions and literary works were used to demonstrate a particular idea of local origins, to rewrite history or to vaunt civic pride. In doing so, they tackle such varied subjects as municipal antiquities collections in Southern Italy and France, the antiquarian response to the pagan, Christian and Islamic past on the Iberian Peninsula, and Netherlandish interest in megalithic ruins thought to be traces of a prehistoric race of Giants.

Kathleen Christian is Senior Lecturer in Art History at The Open University. Bianca de Divitiis is Associate Professor in the History of Modern Art at the University of Naples Federico II.

C O N T E N T S

Kathleen Christian and Bianca de Divitiis, Introduction
1  Richard Schofield, A Local Renaissance: Florentine Quattrocento Palaces and all’antica Styles
2  Francesco Benelli, The Arch of Trajan in Ancona and Civic Identity in the Italian Quattrocento from Ciriaco d’Ancona to the Death of Matthias Corvinus
3  Kathleen Christian, Roma Caput Mundi: Rome’s Local Antiquities as Symbol and Source
4  Bianca de Divitiis, A Local Sense of the Past: Spolia, Re-Use, and all’antica Building in Southern Italy, 1400–1600
5  Oren Margolis, The Gaulish Past of Milan and the French Invasion of Italy
6  William Stenhouse, Reusing and Redisplaying Antiquities in Early Modern France
7  Fernando Marías, Local Antiquities in Spain: From Tarragona to Córdoba
8  Katrina Olds, Local Antiquaries and the Expansive Sense of the Past: A Case Study from Counter-Reformation Spain
9  João Figueiredo, Luís de Camões’s The Lusiads and the Paradoxes of Expansion
10  Edward Wouk, Semini and His Progeny: The Construction of Antwerp’s Antique Past
11  Krista De Jonge, Resurrecting Belgica Romana: Peter Ernst von Mansfeld’s Garden of Antiquities in Clausen, Luxemburg, 1563–90
12  Konrad Ottenheym, On Romans, Batavians, and Giants: The Quest for the True Origin of Architecture in the Dutch Republic
13  Barbara Arciszewska, The Role of Ancient Remains in the Sarmatian Culture of Early Modern Poland
14  Jenna Schultz, Inventing England: English Identity and the Scottish ‘Other’, 1586–1625
Index

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