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Domesticating Winckelmann: His critical legacy in Italian art scholarship, 1755-1834

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This thesis explores the reception of Johann Joachim Winckelmann in Italian art scholarship, 1755-1834. Winckelmann posed a problem: he was a presence in Italy that could not be ignored, yet the views he expounded were Italophobic and contentious to an Italian readership. In light of this dilemma, the research question asked is how did Italian art scholarship respond to Winckelmann in this period and why did it respond in that way.

The core argument advanced is that there were two o...

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Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford
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Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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