Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Art in Early-Modern Law (Hardback)

Evolving Procedures for Heritage Protection in 15th- to 18th-Century Europe

P&S History > Architecture > Heritage & Conservation

Imprint: Sidestone Press
Pages: 246
Illustrations: 4fc / 13 bw
ISBN: 9789464261325
Published: 24th November 2022
Casemate UK Academic

Please note this book may be printed for your order so despatch times may be slightly longer than usual.



You'll be £95.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Art in Early-Modern Law. What's this?
+£4.99 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 4 hours, 12 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

In the early modern centuries, several European states issued pioneering regulations to protect what they thought of as “heritage” – that is, antiquities, monuments, and paintings considered important for their country’s splendour. These early protocols have had a substantial impact on the development of legal and aesthetic approaches to heritage protection in recent times.In this volume, legislation is explored from both a legal and art-historical perspective in order to understand how cultural, political, and social factors influenced the introduction of the first systems for safeguarding “precious artefacts” in early modern Europe. By comparing concepts and practices developed in different states, the narrative tracks down the origins of legislation for heritage protection, shedding light on the gradual development of new definitions of “antiquity”, “artwork”, and “monument” in the laws issued between the 1400s and 1700s.In the second part, the transcriptions of these regulations are presented together with their English translations: the original texts were in early modern Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, German, and Latin. Such a systematic apparatus offers a robust research instrument to scholars and academics worldwide, also constituting a fascinating read for broader audiences interested in the history of heritage protection.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

Other titles in Sidestone Press...