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By Bernd Roling,Bernhard Schirg,Stefan Heinrich Bauhaus

Despite its huge, immense quantity and effect, the Swedish scholarship produced within the context of Olof Rudbeck's enormous 'Atlantica' (4 vols, 1679-1702) has hitherto escaped consciousness 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 sleek instances. within the many years round 1700, dozens of students all over 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 demonstrate the primordial prestige of historical Sweden. Fusing jointly a variety of disciplines inside of Rudbeck's complex and all-encompassing epistemological framework, they gave to a state that had complicated to the rank of a eu superpower a story of an excellent prior that matched its modern pretentions. providing case reports 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 eu highbrow historical past.

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