Journal Article

The figure of the naturalist–antiquary in the Kingdom of Naples

Maria Toscano

in Journal of the History of Collections

Volume 19, issue 2, pages 225-237
Published in print November 2007 | ISSN: 0954-6650
Published online September 2007 | e-ISSN: 1477-8564 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhc/fhm024
The figure of the naturalist–antiquary in the Kingdom of Naples

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections
  • History of Art
  • Social and Cultural History

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Genuine products of Enlightenment encyclopaedic culture, the naturalist–antiquaries followed Bacon and Buffon in applying the scientific inductive method with its reliance on material evidence to the study of history. This gave rise both to original research and to the formation of collections combining naturalist and antiquarian studies. This approach was particularly prevalent in Britain and in Italy in the Veneto and the Kingdom of Naples, thanks to exchanges between scholars. Giuseppe Giovene's collection and library are highly representative of this intellectual activity in southern Italy, with its vital local roots and awareness of contemporary developments abroad.

Journal Article.  8077 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections ; History of Art ; Social and Cultural History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.