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Document Philosophical history in the enlightenment and counter-enlightenment

Slides to accompany week 1 of a course on Philosophy of History on Philosophical history in the enlightenment and counter-enlightenment

Philosophy of History, Enlightenment, Architecture view
Document A border to the unknown: folk ritual and interpretations of astrological phenomena in Edmond Halley’s A Description of the Passage of the Shadow of the Moon over England (1723) and James Catnach’s almanac, The Prophetic Messenger (1833), Anya Hancock

Halley’s widely circulated broadside presents one of the earliest rational analyses of a solar eclipse. In it, the Enlightenment scientist...

Enlightenment, Astrology view
Image collection Wedgwood and his Greek influences, AEGR's dedication plate

Baron d'Hancarville's AEGR, published between 1767 and 1776, is rightly acclaimed for containing some of the most beautifil ilustrations...

Sir William Hamilton, Wedgwood, vases, Collectors, 18th century, Enlightenment, George III, Baron d'Hancarville view
Image collection The jasperware vase with applied reliefs (1786), impressed WEDGWOOD, known as the 'Pegasus Vase', takes its name from the winged horse which is depicted on its lid. The main scene was designed by J. Flaxman junior, and shows the 'Apotheosis of Homer', copied from a Greek vase bought by the British Museum in 1763 from the Hamilton collection (GR 1772.3-20.26 (Vase E 460))., The jasperware vase with applied reliefs (1786), impressed WEDGWOOD, known as the 'Pegasus Vase', takes its name from the winged horse which is depicted on its lid. The main scene was designed by J. Flaxman junior, and shows the 'Apotheosis of Homer', copied from a Greek vase bought by the British Museum in 1763 from the Hamilton collection (GR 1772.3-20.26 (Vase E 460))., The Apotheosis of Homer scene, as depicted on a jasperware plaque (1786) in the British Museum. Marks: WEDGWOOD impressed twice.

The jasperware vase with applied reliefs (1786), impressed WEDGWOOD, known as the 'Pegasus Vase', takes its name from the winged horse which is...

Apotheosis of Homer, Pegasus, vases, Sir William Hamilton, Wedgwood, Collectors, Jasperware, Attic Red Figure, 18th century, Enlightenment view
Link SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON: COLLECTION OF ENGRAVINGS FROM ANCIENT VASES MOSTLY OF PURE GREEK WORKMANSHIP (CEGV)

This link takes you to a digitised version of Hamilton, William. Sir, 1730-1803: Collection of engravings from ancient vases mostly of pure...

Sir William Hamilton, Wilhelm Tischbein, CEGV, vases, 18th century, Collectors, Attic Red Figure, Attic Black Figure, Enlightenment view
Link STUART & REVETT: THE ANTIQUITIES OF ATHENS

The English architects James Stuart and Nicholas Revett visited Athens from 1751 to 1753 and, nine years later, published the first volume of ...

James 'Athenian' Stuart, Nicholas Revett, Stuart and Revett, Antiquities of Athens, Society of Dilettani, 18th century, Enlightenment, Greek art, Greek architecture, Architectural plans, Architecture view
Link THE‘MEIDIAS’ HYDRIA: A VISUAL AND TEXTUAL JOURNEY OF A GREEK VASE

This link takes you to a site that gives you access to an article entitled, 'The‘Meidias’ hydria: a visual and textual journey of a Greek vase in...

vases, Meidias, Attic Red Figure, Sir William Hamilton, Enlightenment, 18th century, Greek art view
Link THE SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI AND THE PLANNING OF A MUSEUM

This link takes you to an article entitled “The Society of Dilettanti and the Planning of a Museum” by Dr. Jason M. Kelly.

Dilettanti, Society of Dilettani, 18th century, Enlightenment, Collections, Collectors view
Link NICHOLAS REVETT: THE GREEK DORIC ORDER

This link takes you to an image of a print which was published by the Society of Dilettanti in Volume 1 of Ionian Antiquities, in 1769....

Nicholas Revett, Ionian Antiquities, Society of Dilettani, Dilettanti, 18th century, Enlightenment, Greek architecture, Architecture, Doric view
Link Restoration/Enlightenment literature and culture

A list of topics and issues in Early Modern literature and culture.

Early modern, Enlightenment, Restoration view
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