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Roman Officers And English Gentlemen
     

Roman Officers And English Gentlemen

by Richard Hingley
 

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This landmark book shows how much Victorian and Edwardian Roman archaeologists were influenced by their own experience of empire in their interpretation of archaeological evidence. This distortion of the facts became accepted truth and its legacy is still felt in archaeology today. While tracing the development of these ideas, the author also gives the reader a

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This landmark book shows how much Victorian and Edwardian Roman archaeologists were influenced by their own experience of empire in their interpretation of archaeological evidence. This distortion of the facts became accepted truth and its legacy is still felt in archaeology today. While tracing the development of these ideas, the author also gives the reader a throrough grounding in the history of Roman archaeology itself.

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Examining late Victorian and Edwardian British writings on Rome and the ancient Britains, Hingley (Roman archaeology, U. of Durham) argues that the perception there of the impact of classical Rome on ancient Britain was used to help the idea and practice of British imperialism. Elites and academics colluded in the construction, which created a legacy that continues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780415235792
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/03/2000
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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