Agents, a new research field in the area of historical comparatism: The case of the Roman antiquarian Johann Friedrich Reiffenstein (1719–1793)

Research report (imported) 2006 - Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History

Prof. Dr. Christoph Frank,
Early modern agents, key figures in the mediation of cultural and scientific concepts, have come into the focus of research. On the basis of the correspondence of the Roman agent Johann Friedrich Reiffenstein (1719-1793), which for the first time has been reconstructed from German, Italian and foremost Russian archives, an attempt is made to analyse the communicative patterns of the transfer of aesthetic, artistic and scientific concepts from late enlightened Rome to the Northern and Eastern European periphery.

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