antiquarianismn.An interest in things that are old, especially because of their age rather than other qualities.
CitationsAbraham 1999 [Henry Adams'] 1910 report 'To American Teachers of History' . . . attempted to demonstrate that Darwinism, thermodynamics and modern scientific thought must influence the teaching of history as a scientific discipline. He argued that historians must rearrange their prevailing world-view or forever be consigned to antiquarianism.
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