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Local antiquities, local identitiesArt, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700$
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Kathleen Christian and Bianca de Divitiis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526117045

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.001.0001

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Local antiquities in Spain: from Tarragona to Córdoba

Local antiquities in Spain: from Tarragona to Córdoba

(p.142) 7 Local antiquities in Spain: from Tarragona to Córdoba
Local antiquities, local identities

Fernando Marías

Manchester University Press

The study of Local Roman Antiquities developed in Spain from the end of the 15th Century focusing on the ancient remains of Roman cities as Mérida, Segovia, Murviedro and Tarragona. Foreign and Spanish scholars contributed with field research and drawings, and architects tried to dig up the past of their respective towns through excavation and interpretation of the architectural remains, and to put into practice what they thought could have been their own local Roman models as well. Córdoba, the ancient Roman Baetica and Umayyad capital is one of our best examples for studying the way its architecture, orders and ornate could have been analysed and interpreted, and how its architects could use Roman and Umayyad models, by the end of the 16th Century, for their modern local buildings.

Keywords:   Renaissance Spain, Córdoba, Mérida, Segovia, Murviedro, Tarragona, Antiquarianism, Architecture and Collecting in Renaissance Spain

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