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Anthony Grafton, 26 July 2017

Baroque Antiquity: Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe 
by Victor PlahteTschudi.
Cambridge, 320 pp., £64.99, September 2016, 978 1 107 14986 1
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... he relapse in his last years into the simple piety of his German youth? One of the many virtues of Victor PlahteTschudi’s book is that it takes Kircher’s efforts in Christian archaeology seriously, and integrates them into a larger story: the story of what the author calls ‘baroque archaeology’, which ...

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