By Bernd Roling,Bernhard Schirg,Stefan Heinrich Bauhaus
Despite its huge, immense volume and impression, the Swedish scholarship produced within the context of Olof Rudbeck's enormous 'Atlantica' (4 vols, 1679-1702) has hitherto escaped recognition outdoors Scandinavia. the current quantity explores the various disciplines that comprised this, one of many final, yet grandest appropriations of the classical historical past in early sleek instances. within the a long time round 1700, dozens of students all over the Baltic Sea launched into reports of classical and Norse mythology, fabric is still and antiquities, of languages, botany and zoology in addition to biblical scholarship, so one can demonstrate the primordial prestige of historic Sweden. Fusing jointly various disciplines inside of Rudbeck's tricky and all-encompassing epistemological framework, they gave to a kingdom that had complex to the rank of a ecu superpower a story of an excellent 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 lines the level and longue durée of 1 of the main interesting and underestimated episodes in ecu highbrow background.
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