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Baroque - Historical Survey
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Part of Baroque:

1. Historical Survey

2. Baroque Scholasticism

The word “baroque” was originally derogatively used to indicate a style of art that was thought to be exaggerated and peculiar. In the scholarly world, however, it refers to the style which developed in the 16th century out of the Italian Renaissance and spread throughout Europe and its colonies, terminating with the end of the 18th century. The date of its beginning and end in each country varies: the baroque culture north of the Alps, for i…

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Georg Schwaiger, “Baroque - Historical Survey”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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