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Annius von Viterbo und die schwedische Historiographie des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
1992 (German)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The process of creating a Swedish glorious prehistory--an indispensable prerequisitive for a leading political power--began with Johannes Magnus' Historia de omnibus Gothorum Sveonumque regibus (first ed. 1554). Johannes took resort to a prestigious set of 'sources', adapting them to provide proof for Sweden's venerable origins going back to Noah. In reality, these allegedly very ancient 'sources' had been written in the 15th c by the Italian dominican friar Annius of Viterbo. This monograph investigates the basic role of Annius' forgeries in constructing and expanding the illustrious national prehistory of Sweden in printed texts down to the days when imaginary history lost its importance and such immensely important 'sources' as Annius' forgeries were relegated to the realm of silent shadows.     

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Kungl humanistiska Vetenskaps-samfundet , 1992. , 78 p.
, Skrifter utgivna av Kungliag humanistiska Vetenskaps-samfundet i Uppsala, ISSN 0280-0918 ; 48
Keyword [de]
svensk stormaktshistoriografi Annius Antiquitates
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-283055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-283055DiVA: diva2:918119
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