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Constructing the nation and empire : Victorian and Edwardian images of the building of Roman fortifications.

Hingley, Richard (2016) 'Constructing the nation and empire : Victorian and Edwardian images of the building of Roman fortifications.', in Graeco-Roman antiquity and the idea of Nationalism in the 19th century : case studies. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, pp. 153-174.

Abstract

This paper explores four images that date to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that show building operations in Roman Britain. These include two paintings, an engraving and a book illustration. The images show scenes derived from the Roman northern frontiers in Britain and also the building of the Roman fort at Manchester. A series of human characters included in these scenes provide insight into the ways that the Roman past was envisaged in Victorian and Edwardian Britain. This paper seeks to relate these images of ancient scenes of building to the concerns of contemporary communities about national identity and the imperial role of Britain at a time of heightening international insecurity. It is clear that Romans and ancient Britons represented powerful ancestor figures and the images show a variety of ways in which the past was received and communicated.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110473490-008
Publisher statement:The final publication is available at www.degruyter.com
Record Created:14 Mar 2017 10:58
Last Modified:07 May 2017 00:41

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