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The Resource History and its objects : antiquarianism and material culture since 1500, Peter N. Miller

History and its objects : antiquarianism and material culture since 1500, Peter N. Miller

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History and its objects : antiquarianism and material culture since 1500
Title
History and its objects
Title remainder
antiquarianism and material culture since 1500
Statement of responsibility
Peter N. Miller
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cultural history is increasingly informed by the history of material culture--the ways in which individuals or entire societies create and relate to objects both mundane and extraordinary--rather than on textual evidence alone. Books such as The Hare with Amber Eyes and A History of the World in 100 Objects indicate the growing popularity of this way of understanding the past. In History and Its Objects, Peter N. Miller uncovers the forgotten origins of our fascination with exploring the past through its artifacts by highlighting the role of antiquarianism--a pursuit ignored and derided by modem academic history--in grasping the significance of material culture. From the efforts of Renaissance antiquarians, who reconstructed life in the ancient world from coins, inscriptions, seals, and other detritus, to amateur historians in the nineteenth century working within burgeoning national traditions, Miller connects collecting--whether by individuals or institutions--to the professionalization of the historical profession, one which came to regard its progenitors with skepticism and disdain. The struggle to articulate the value of objects as historical evidence, then, lies at the heart both of academic history-writing and of the popular engagement with things. Ultimately, this book demonstrates that our current preoccupation with objects is far from novel and reflects a human need to reexperience the past as a physical presence."--
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1964-
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Miller, Peter N.
Dewey number
930.1071
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Antiquities
  • Material culture
  • Europe
Label
History and its objects : antiquarianism and material culture since 1500, Peter N. Miller
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why historiography matters -- History and things in the twentieth century -- Karl Lamprecht and the "material turn" c. 1885 -- Things as historical evidence in the late Renaissance and early Enlightenment -- Material evidence in the history curriculum in eighteenth-century Göttingen -- Archaeology as a way of talking about things 1750-1850 -- Material culture in the amateur historical associations of early nineteenth-century Germany -- Gustav Klemm, cultural history and, Kulturwissenschaft -- The Germanisches Nationalmuseum: Antiquitates and cultural history in the museum -- Conclusion: toward a future theory of the historical document
Control code
ocn961213900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780801453700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961213900
Label
History and its objects : antiquarianism and material culture since 1500, Peter N. Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why historiography matters -- History and things in the twentieth century -- Karl Lamprecht and the "material turn" c. 1885 -- Things as historical evidence in the late Renaissance and early Enlightenment -- Material evidence in the history curriculum in eighteenth-century Göttingen -- Archaeology as a way of talking about things 1750-1850 -- Material culture in the amateur historical associations of early nineteenth-century Germany -- Gustav Klemm, cultural history and, Kulturwissenschaft -- The Germanisches Nationalmuseum: Antiquitates and cultural history in the museum -- Conclusion: toward a future theory of the historical document
Control code
ocn961213900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780801453700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961213900

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