Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Fallstricke des Wissens: Die Überlieferung der materiellen Kultur im Spiegel des Geschichtsbildes der Neuzeit an schweizerischen Beispielen

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In early modern Europe two views of history determines the tradition of material culture: the respect for the ancient world and the heroic history of their own country. This wider context formed the Christian history of salvation, a bleak picture of a moving toward the abyss of time. Roman antiquities were kept since the 17th century in the art chambers of the federal cities and not simply thrown away. In the 18th century newly discovered Roman items were transferred regularly in the art chambers of libraries, as testimonies of ancient Rome that the undisputed and unrivaled model remained culturally and politically. Using the example of the Swiss National Museum can clearly show which had consequences for the collections of material culture that sense of history. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Christian history; early modern Europe; material culture; Roman antiquities; Swiss National Museum



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Collectors’ Knowledge: What Is Kept, What Is Discarded / Aufbewahren oder wegwerfen: wie Sammler entscheiden — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation