By Bernd Roling,Bernhard Schirg,Stefan Heinrich Bauhaus
Despite its huge, immense volume and influence, the Swedish scholarship produced within the context of Olof Rudbeck's huge 'Atlantica' (4 vols, 1679-1702) has hitherto escaped cognizance outdoors Scandinavia. the current quantity explores the various disciplines that comprised this, one of many final, yet grandest appropriations of the classical background in early smooth instances. within the a long time round 1700, dozens of students everywhere in the Baltic Sea launched into reviews of classical and Norse mythology, fabric continues to be and antiquities, of languages, botany and zoology in addition to biblical scholarship, on the way to demonstrate the primordial prestige of old Sweden. Fusing jointly a variety of disciplines inside Rudbeck's complex and all-encompassing epistemological framework, they gave to a kingdom that had complex to the rank of a ecu superpower a story of a wonderful prior that matched its modern pretentions. proposing case reviews stretching from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century and throughout a large variety of fields, this quantity strains the level and longue durée of 1 of the main interesting and underestimated episodes in ecu highbrow heritage.
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