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

Hardcover | December 22, 2007

byMargarita 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 politicalevents, 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, andthe effect on archaeology of racism, religion, the belief in progress, hegemony, and resistance.

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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 politicalevents, with a particular focus upon the ide...

Margarita Diaz-Andreu is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.26 inPublished:December 22, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199217173

ISBN - 13:9780199217175

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1. An alternative account of the history of archaeology in the nineteenth centuryI. The Early Archaeology of the Great Civilizations2. Antiquities and political prestige in the early modern era3. The archaeology of the French Revolution4. Archaeology and the 1820 liberal revolution: the past in the independence of the Greek and Latin American nationsII. The Archaeology of Informal Imperialism5. Informal imperialism in Europe and the Ottoman Empire: the consolidation of the mythical roots of the West6. Biblical archaeology7. Informal imperialism beyond Europe: the archaeology of the great civilizations in Latin America, China, and JapanIII. Colonial Archaeology8. Colonialism and archaeology in South and South-East Asia9. Classical versus Islamic antiquities in colonial archaeology: the Russian Empire and French North Africa10. Colonialism and the archaeology of the primitiveIV. National Archaeology in Europe11. The early search for a national past in Europe (1789-1820)12. Archaeology and the liberal revolutions (c.1820-1860): nation, race, and language in the study of Europe's past13. Evolutionism and positivism (c.1860-1900)14. Conclusions