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Author Díaz-Andreu García, Margarita.

Title A world history of nineteenth-century archaeology : nationalism, colonialism, and the past / Margarita Diaz-Andreu
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford studies in the history of archaeology
Oxford studies in the history of archaeology.
Contents An alternative account of the history of archaeology in the nineteenth century -- pt. I. The early archaeology of the great civilizations. Antiquities and political prestige in the early modern era ; The archaeology of the French Revolution ; Archaeology and the 1820 liberal revolution : the past in the independence of Greece and Latin American nations -- pt. II. The archaeology of informal imperialism. Informal imperialism in Europe and the Ottoman Empire : the consolidation of the mythical roots of the West ; Biblical archaeology ; Informal imperialism beyond Europe : the archaeology of the great civilizations in Latin America, China, and Japan -- pt. III. Colonial archaeology. Colonialism and monumental archaeology in South and Southeast Asia ; Classical versus Islamic Antiquities in colonial archaeology : the Russian empire and French North Africa ; Colonialism and the archaeology of the primitive -- pt. IV. National archaeology in Europe. The early search for a national past in Europe (1789-1820) ; Archaeology and the liberal revolutions (c. 1820-1860) : nation, race, and language in the study of Europe's past ; Evolution and positivism (c. 1860-1900) -- Conclusions
Summary "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."--ORIGINAL BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Archaeology -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008270419
ISBN 0191527165 (electronic bk.)
9780191527166 (electronic bk.)