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One who studies, collects, or deals in antiquities.
1. Of or relating to antiquarians or to the study or collecting of antiquities.
2. Dealing in or having to do with old or rare books.

an′ti·quar′i·an·ism n.


an interest in the customs, art, and social structure of earlier peoples and civilizations. — antiquarian, n., adj.
See also: Antiquity
interest in the culture of antiquity, especially that of classical Greece and Rome. — antiquary, antiquarian, n.antiquarian, adj.
See also: Past
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Filon's very lively antiquarianism carries with it a genuine air of personal memory.
We also get a lively survey of the shading of legal antiquarianism into modern-style history, and an account of the rise of historical professionalism in nineteenth-century Germany.
Provoked into a crisis of representation by the attacks on normative Anglican identity, the Gothic was instituted as the methodology of resolution of this crisis, and it drew unto itself those narrative patterns I have discerned building up in Anglican writing in Ireland: the horrific imagery of Sir John Temple, the narrative convolution of Molyneux and King, the vampiric, cannibalistic and zombified characters of Jonathan Swift, the transcendent sublime of Edmund Burke, the ritualized functions of commemorative ceremonies, the necrophilic neurosis of Graveyard Poetry, the ghosting of the past in Antiquarian research, and the childhood orientation of antiquarianism (pp.
From early-Christian Ireland to contemporary cinema, from antiquarianism and history-writing to the "new millennium" (a phrase that's already threadbare although we still have 994 years to go), from bardic poetry to the nineteenth-century National Tale: all the genres and variants are represented, and in each case the chapter is based on the author's known and proven expertise in the area.
Though many of these historicizing modes of criticism are capable of failing back into a kind of archival antiquarianism, at their best their practitioners insist on the crucial relevance of culture to history.
Then, Romanticism, with its lingering nostalgia for picturesque nature and antiquarianism, was stale and boring but very much around.
Noting that moral theology has tended to become arid and lifeless whenever it has neglected Scripture, and that biblical exegesis risks "falling into antiquarianism and irrelevancy" (13) when it becomes disconnected from other theological disciplines, this book heeds the call of Vatican Council II to develop a more biblically informed moral theology.
Deliberate antiquarianism marks the various sections' names: "Intrada", "Sarabande," "Coranto," "Madrigal.
52) Jensen argues that in order to make such distinctions a new "object-based discipline" emerged after 1789, influenced by philology, antiquarianism, and historiography, particularly printing history, and conducted outside the established centers of learning.
The Review has for forty years been able to maintain this keen interest in a historical personage without getting trapped in antiquarianism, and continued reinterpreting Chesterton's thought in new forms.
He had become, in the words of another Heidelberg student, a "representative figure of the victory of the new literary scholarship over that of the nineteenth century: its factualism, its dependence on external biography, its accumulation of filiations, parallels, sources and analogues, in short, the antiquarianism dominating the German [.
This quarter, NBC is devoted to a selection of books on the themes of antiquarianism and the history of archaeology.