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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Roman Officers and English Gentlemen: The Imperial Origins of Roman Archaeology by Richard Hingley

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415235808
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,168,268
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Imperial Discourse: Britain and Rome Imperialism Republicanism to imperialism: the growth of imperial discourse Decline and Fall-a political analogy and provider of discourse Drawing lessons from Rome regarding incorporation and assimilation Englishness Teutons, Romans and Celts Ancient heroes of the resistance The rise of a theory of mixed racial origins Englishness between the Wars, racial mixing and the role of Rome Romanisation Francis Haverfield and Romanisation Romanisation-Haverfield's legacy Conclusion-'Island Stories' Bibliography

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