The Nation And Its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, And National Imagination In Greece (Classical Presences)

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The Nation and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece (Classical Presences)

This innovative, extensively illustrated study examines how classical antiquities and archaeology contributed significantly to the production of the modern Greek nation and its national imagination. It also shows how, in return, national imagination has created and shaped classical antiquities and archaeological practice from the nineteenth century to the present. Yannis Hamilakis covers a diverse range of topics, including the role of antiquities in the foundation of the Greek state in the nineteenth century, the Elgin marbles controversy, the role of archaeology under dictorial regimes, the use of antiquities in the detention camps of the Greek civil war, and the discovery of the so-called tomb of Philip of Macedonia.

Specifications of The Nation and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece (Classical Presences)

GENERAL
AuthorYannis Hamilakis
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100199572909
ISBN-139780199572908
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages360
Publication Date2009-10-04
DIMENSIONS
Height5.4 inch.
Length8.6 inch.
Width0.7 inch.
Weight1.21 pounds.

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