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A world history of nineteenth-century archaeology : nationalism, colonialism, and the past.

Díaz-Andreu, M. (2007) 'A world history of nineteenth-century archaeology : nationalism, colonialism, and the past.', Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Book
Keywords:History of Archaeology, Nineteeth century, Nationalism, Colonialism, Imperialism.
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Publisher Web site:http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199217175
Record Created:19 Mar 2009
Last Modified:09 Jun 2010 15:29

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