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Incidental Archaeologists: French Officers and the Rediscovery of Roman North Africa

Bonnie Effros
Format
Book
Published
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9781501702105, 1501702106
Summary
"From 1830, the Roman ruins of North Africa intrigued invading French military officers and became key to the colonial narrative justifying French settlement of North Africa"--
Contents
  • Introduction: war and the destruction of antiquities in the former Ottoman Empire
  • Knowing and controlling : early archaeological exploration in the Algerian colony
  • Envisioning the future : French generals' use of ancient Rome in the 1840s
  • The view from ancient Lambaesis
  • Institutionalizing Algerian archaeology
  • Cartography and field archaeology during the Second Empire
  • Epilogue : classical archaeology in Algeria after 1870.
Description
xiii, 371 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-354) and index.
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