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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 cognizance open air Scandinavia. the current quantity explores the varied disciplines that comprised this, one of many final, yet grandest appropriations of the classical background in early sleek occasions. within the many years round 1700, dozens of students all over the Baltic Sea launched into experiences of classical and Norse mythology, fabric is still and antiquities, of languages, botany and zoology in addition to biblical scholarship, with a view to exhibit the primordial prestige of historical Sweden. Fusing jointly various disciplines inside Rudbeck's tricky and all-encompassing epistemological framework, they gave to a kingdom that had complex to the rank of a eu superpower a story of an excellent prior that matched its modern pretentions. providing case stories 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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