Main interests. History of art. Cultural history. Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (25 May 1818 – 8 August 1897) was a Swiss historian of art and culture and an influential figure in the historiography of both fields. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history. 
Jacob Burckhardt, one of the first great historians of art and culture, whose Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien (1860; The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, 1878, reprinted 1945) became a model for the treatment of cultural history in general. Burckhardt was the son of a Protestant.
Jacob Burckhardt - Historian, Art Historian, Renaissance: Burckhardt’s most successful books are unthinkable without his familiarity with the historical sites and art treasures of Europe. His first important work, however, like the last, attested to his deep interest in ancient civilization.
Meet Jacob Burckhardt, the thinker who invented 'culture' | Art and design | The Guardian. An insidious attack on Germanic nationalism ... Jacob Burckhardt (1818-97), author of The...
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Jacob Burckhardt, (born May 25, 1818, Basel, Switz.—died Aug. 8, 1897, Basel), Swiss historian of art and culture. After abandoning his study of theology, Burckhardt studied art history, then a new field, at the University of Berlin (1839–43).
Jacob Burckhardt rediscovered the Renaissance for the 19th century, viewing it shockingly as the dark and turbulent origin of modernity. Jonathan Jones hails his classic of cultural history ...
Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in the historiography of each field. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history, albeit in a form very different from how cultural history is conceived and studied in academia today.
Burckhardt, Jakob1818–1897Renaissance historian. J akob Burckhardt, who lived in Switzerland, was one of the most influential commentators on the Renaissance. His masterwork, Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860), shaped the direction of Renaissance studies for generations.
Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (25 May 1818 – 8 August 1897) was a Swiss historian of art and culture and an influential figure in the historiography of both fields. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history.