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Global Economies of Salvation. Art and the Negotiation of Sanctity in the Early Modern Period

Project description

‘Globalising’ the history of early modern art

Art history has long paid heightened attention to the adherence of artworks to the models of sanctity formulated by the counter-reformation church. The EU-funded GLOBECOSAL project will explore how artworks were employed in the process of negotiating sanctity with the Roman Curia in the age of Iberian hegemony. To that end, it will examine the artworks produced with regard to leading Catholic figures in the post-Tridentine 'global' context. The project traces the circulation of material objects and iconographies within and between global networks of knowledge transmission and combines this approach with a hypothetical 'global market of symbolic values' developed on the basis of concepts from critical sociology. Overall, the project's work aims to challenge established views on Roman Catholicism, colonialism and the early modern world as a whole.

Host institution

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Net EU contribution
€ 1 479 316,00
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 479 316,00
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00