Ornamental Nationalism: Archaeology and Antiquities in Mexico, 1876-1911

Ornamental Nationalism: Archaeology and Antiquities in Mexico, 1876-1911

by Seonaid Valiant


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004353985
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/20/2017
Series: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History / Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History , #269
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Seonaid Valiant, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, History, 2014) is the Curator for Latin American Studies at Arizona State University. Her most recent publication is A Great Rascal: Leopoldo Batres and the Map of Teotihuacán (Mapline, 2017).

Table of Contents

List of Figures

 Rise of Professionalism
 Archaeology and Nationalism
 Artifacts and Authority
 Overview of the Book

Part 1
1 Nation Building
 Mexico before the Porfiriato
 Porfirio Díaz
 European Influences on the Porfiriato
 Monumentalism in Mexico
 Heir to Juárez
 Heir to the Aztecs
 Creating the Image of the Nation
 Symbols of Centralization

2 Designing the Porfiriato
 Mexico in Paris
 Aztec Patriotism: Sierra and Chavero

3 Rag of Barbarism: Aztecs and Mayas in International Thought (1804–1911)
 Shifting Ideas
 Baron Alexander von Humboldt
 Humboldt’s Influence on other Archaeologists
 Translating the Mayas: John Lloyd Stephens
 Iroquois of the South: Prescott and Morgan
 Popular Culture

Part 2
4 The Inspector General and Conservator of Archaeological Monuments
 Leopoldo Batres (1852–1926)
 Batres and the Scholarly Community
 Batres’s Background
 Manuel Gamio

5 Batres in the Field
 Policing Archaeological Zones
 Saville Seeks Access
 Escalerillas: The Street of Staircases
 The 1902 International Congress of Americanists in New York City
 Thompson in the Yucatán
 Batres at Teotihuacán

6 Batres Fought with All the World
 La Isla de Sacrificios: Batres and Nuttall
 Zelia Nuttall
 Isla de Sacrificios
 The National Museum

7 The Grand Tour: International Congress of Americanists, Mexico City, 1910
 Two Automobiles from Teotihuacán: Corruption
 Map from Teotihuacán
 Eugène Boban
 Batres’s Exit



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