Roman Officers and English Gentlemen: The Imperial Origins of Roman Archaeology

Roman Officers and English Gentlemen: The Imperial Origins of Roman Archaeology

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…  See more details below

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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:
9781134563111
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB

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