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A World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past - Oxford Studies in the History of Archaeology (Hardback)
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A World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past - Oxford Studies in the History of Archaeology (Hardback)

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Hardback 504 Pages / Published: 22/11/2007
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Margarita Diaz-Andreu offers an innovative history of archaeology during the nineteenth century, encompassing all its fields from the origins of humanity to the medieval period, and all areas of the world. The development of archaeology is placed within the framework of contemporary political events, with a particular focus upon the ideologies of nationalism and imperialism. Diaz-Andreu examines a wide range of issues, including the creation of institutions, the conversion of the study of antiquities into a profession, public memory, changes in archaeological thought and practice, and the effect on archaeology of racism, religion, the belief in progress, hegemony, and resistance.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199217175
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 866 g
Dimensions: 241 x 164 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This kind of far-reaching scholarship is exceedingly difficult to produce, and only a few scholars possess the learning and historical judgment to pull it off. Victorianists should be grateful that Diaz-Andreu has applied herself to the task. * Robert D. Aguirre, Victorian Studies *
...substaintial study...well written and full of interesting information... * Deirdre O'Sullivan The Society for Medieval Archaeology *
...breathtakingly ambitious...generalreaders can learn much from this challenging book. Specialists will find it invaluable , both for grand vision and for detailed narrative in areas beyond their own expertise. * Donald Malcolm Reidh *
This is not a leisurely read - the prose is dense, and the book encompases histories, geographies and ideas with which many will be unfamiliar - but the rewards are potentially commensurate with the huge labour of its writing. * Martin Bell, British Archaeology *
One can only admire the incredible range of her scholarship... * Christopher Evans, Antiquity *

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