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”Renässansen och renässansbegreppet – att kämpa med Burckhardt”: En studie utifrån Johan Nordströms kritik av Jacob Burckhardts Renässanskulturen i Italien

Sjölin, Anne LU (2013) ILHK01 20132
Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Abstract
In this essay, I aim to deal with the accounts of the concept of “Renaissance” as a time period. In 1860 the Swiss cultural historian Jacob Burckhardt published Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien, a work that in many ways has dominated the view of the time period. However, this construction has also been criticized by various historians, who all more or less engage with the concept of Renaissance as formulated by Burckhardt. Among them, the Swedish scholar Johan Nordström, who in 1929 published Medeltid och renässans from the point of view of the History of Ideas, is taken into particular consideration. Departing from basically similar criteria, these two accounts of the Renaissance by Burckhardt and Nordström differ from one another... (More)
In this essay, I aim to deal with the accounts of the concept of “Renaissance” as a time period. In 1860 the Swiss cultural historian Jacob Burckhardt published Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien, a work that in many ways has dominated the view of the time period. However, this construction has also been criticized by various historians, who all more or less engage with the concept of Renaissance as formulated by Burckhardt. Among them, the Swedish scholar Johan Nordström, who in 1929 published Medeltid och renässans from the point of view of the History of Ideas, is taken into particular consideration. Departing from basically similar criteria, these two accounts of the Renaissance by Burckhardt and Nordström differ from one another when it comes to the stretching in time, geography and cultural context of the time period.

An important factor in this context is that the historians wrote at different times, in different cultural contexts and from different points of view. That is why the essay also deals with historiography in general and specifically with the concept of periodization and the impact of the cultural context of the individual historian on the narrative produced. (Less)
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Sjölin, Anne LU
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ILHK01 20132
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Renässansen, renässansbegreppet, Jacob Burckhardt, Johan Nordström, periodisering
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Swedish
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4022223
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  abstract     = {In this essay, I aim to deal with the accounts of the concept of “Renaissance” as a time period. In 1860 the Swiss cultural historian Jacob Burckhardt published Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien, a work that in many ways has dominated the view of the time period. However, this construction has also been criticized by various historians, who all more or less engage with the concept of Renaissance as formulated by Burckhardt. Among them, the Swedish scholar Johan Nordström, who in 1929 published Medeltid och renässans from the point of view of the History of Ideas, is taken into particular consideration. Departing from basically similar criteria, these two accounts of the Renaissance by Burckhardt and Nordström differ from one another when it comes to the stretching in time, geography and cultural context of the time period. 

An important factor in this context is that the historians wrote at different times, in different cultural contexts and from different points of view. That is why the essay also deals with historiography in general and specifically with the concept of periodization and the impact of the cultural context of the individual historian on the narrative produced.},
  author       = {Sjölin, Anne},
  keyword      = {Renässansen,renässansbegreppet,Jacob Burckhardt,Johan Nordström,periodisering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Renässansen och renässansbegreppet – att kämpa med Burckhardt”: En studie utifrån Johan Nordströms kritik av Jacob Burckhardts Renässanskulturen i Italien},
  year         = {2013},
}