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Building Paradise. A Basel Manor House and its Residents in a Global Perspective

Burghartz, Susanna and Herren, Madeleine. (2021) Building Paradise. A Basel Manor House and its Residents in a Global Perspective. Basel.

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Abstract

In the middle of the 18th century, the Basel silk ribbon manufacturer Achilles Leissler (1723-1784) had an impressive summer house built on Riehenstrasse, which became known as the «Sandgrube». The building fits in with the considerable number of richly residences that lined the road from Kleinbasel to Riehen. With their remarkable gardens full of exotic plants, they not only represented the economic elites of a wealthy city, they were also located in the direct vicinity neighbourhood of the production sites that made cotton and silk through special dyeing and printing processes, thus serving a global market. This publication explores the heritage-listed «Sandgrube» and its internationally active inhabitants. This opens the view of Basel's early participation in a global market and for the effects that the production and trade of global goods had on the city's community and its self-image.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Bereich Frühe Neuzeit > Renaissance und frühe Neuzeit (Burghartz)
08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Europainstitut
UniBasel Contributors:Burghartz, Susanna and Herren-Oesch, Madeleine
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Authored Book
Publisher:Christoph Merian Verlag
ISBN:978-3-85616-948-0
Number of Pages:192
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Authored book -- Additional publication or translation in: Seide, Sand, Papier (D) Ein Basler Sommerpalais und seine globalen Bezüge
Language:English
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Last Modified:14 Sep 2021 12:26
Deposited On:31 Mar 2021 15:13

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