Horses, Curiosities, and the Culture of Collection at Early Modern Germanic Courts

  title={Horses, Curiosities, and the Culture of Collection at Early Modern Germanic Courts},
  author={D{\'a}niel Marg{\'o}csy},
  journal={Renaissance Quarterly},
  pages={1210 - 1259}
This article offers a new interpretation of the concept of wonder in early modern Europe by focusing on large collections. It shows that many princely Kunstkammern were located above stables, and argues that the horses downstairs and the curiosities upstairs performed similar roles in the courtly display of power. The size and design of stables shaped how curiosities were exhibited and viewed. These majestic buildings facilitated cursory viewing experiences of the assemblage of a great number… 


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