World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past

World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past by Margarita Diaz-Andreu
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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, theconversion 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.
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9780191527166
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22 / 11 / 2007

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