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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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 > Ehemalige Einheiten Geschichte > Renaissance und frühe Neuzeit (Burghartz)
08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Europainstitut > Ehemalige Einheiten Europainstitut > Neuere europäische Geschichte (Herren-Oesch)
UniBasel Contributors:Burghartz, Susanna and Herren-Oesch, Madeleine
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Authored Book
Publisher:Christoph Merian Verlag
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
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