By Bernd Roling,Bernhard Schirg,Stefan Heinrich Bauhaus

Despite its huge, immense quantity and influence, the Swedish scholarship produced within the context of Olof Rudbeck's huge 'Atlantica' (4 vols, 1679-1702) has hitherto escaped awareness open air Scandinavia. the current quantity explores the varied disciplines that comprised this, one of many final, yet grandest appropriations of the classical historical past in early glossy instances. within the a long time round 1700, dozens of students everywhere in the Baltic Sea launched into stories of classical and Norse mythology, fabric continues to be and antiquities, of languages, botany and zoology in addition to biblical scholarship, with the intention to display the primordial prestige of old Sweden. Fusing jointly various disciplines inside of Rudbeck's intricate and all-encompassing epistemological framework, they gave to a kingdom that had complicated to the rank of a ecu superpower a story of an excellent previous that matched its modern pretentions. offering 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 attention-grabbing and underestimated episodes in ecu highbrow background.

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