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Antiquaries

Author : Rosemary Sweet
ISBN : 1852853093
Genre : History
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Eighteenth-century Britain saw an explosion of interest in its own past, a past now expanded to include more than classical history and high politics. Antiquaries, men interested in all aspects of the past, added a distinctive new dimension to literature in Georgian Britain in their attempts to reconstruct and recover the past. Corresponding and publishing in an extended network, antiquaries worked at preserving and investigating records and physical remains in England, Scotland and Ireland. In doing so they laid solid foundations for all future study in British prehistory, archaeology and numismatics, and for local and national history as a whole. Naturally, they saw the past partly in their own image. While many antiquaries were better at fieldwork and recording than at synthesis, most were neither crabbed eccentrics nor dilettanti. At their best, as in the works of Richard Gough or William Stukeley, antiquaries set new standards of accuracy and perception in fields ranging from the study of the ancient Britons to that of medieval architecture. Antiquaries is the definitive account of a great historical enterprise.

The Antiquaries Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015072419149
Genre : Archaeology
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Romantic Antiquarianism

Author : Christopher Scalia
ISBN : WISC:89098697923
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This dissertation explores the complex presence of antiquaries in the literature of the Romantic period. Between the Renaissance and the mid-nineteenth century, antiquaries developed innovative research methods, such as the collection and analysis of primary evidence and artifacts, and introduced new subjects for study, including everyday manners and customs. Nonetheless, they were often portrayed by their contemporaries as pedants and gullible eccentrics. The critical perception remains that in the Romantic era, antiquaries are primarily the butts of jokes, not serious contributors to the period's historical outlook. My project challenges this understanding by approaching anti-antiquarian texts of the Romantic age more skeptically, and by treating antiquarian contributions more seriously. I argue that non-fictional, novelistic, and poetic treatments of antiquaries often tacitly acknowledge antiquarian contributions and interests. In the texts I consider, discomfort with a number of antiquarian eccentricities and shortcomings collides with respect for the practice's engagement with the distant past, its treatment of fragments and remains, and its preservation of ancient ways of life. The prevailing attitude toward antiquaries during the Romantic period, or what I am calling Romantic Antiquarianism, is thus characterized by a dynamic ambivalence, a vacillation between appreciation and criticism. My project engages with the works of antiquaries themeselves, including Joseph Strutt, Francis Grose, and Richard Gough, who alternatively defended their work against criticism, adapted their work to redress common complaints, or even satirized fellow antiquaries. I also explore the novels and poetry of major figures like Ann Radcliffe, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, and Thomas Love Peacock. Though these writers were often critical of antiquaries, they also betray a sympathy and respect for antiquarian approaches to the past. Romantic Antiquarianism: Representations of Antiquaries, 1776-1832 thus re-situates antiquaries within Romantic scholarship, and in the process illustrates the richness of Romantic perceptions of history and historiography.

Journal Of The Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland

Author : Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
ISBN : UCAL:$B757613
Genre : Archaeology
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Index of archaeological papers published in 1891, under the direction of the Congress of Archaeological Societies in union with the Society of Antiquaries.

Proceedings Of The Society Of Antiquaries Of Scotland

Author : Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
ISBN : HARVARD:32044041811159
Genre : Archaeology
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Includes List of members.

Transactions Of The Society Of Antiquaries Of Scotland

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ISBN : PRNC:32101078307038
Genre : Scotland
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Vol. 1 includes history, by-laws and membership of the society.

Archaeologia Scotica

Author : Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
ISBN : UOM:39015013712008
Genre : Archaeology
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Proceedings Of The Society Of Antiquaries Of London

Author : Society of Antiquaries (London)
ISBN : BSB:BSB10534189
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The Proceedings And Papers Of The Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland

Author : Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
ISBN : IND:30000116579230
Genre : Ireland
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Proceedings Of The Society Of Antiquaries Of London

Author : Society of Antiquaries of London
ISBN : CORNELL:31924106946571
Genre : Archaeology
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