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Incidental archaeologists : French officers and the rediscovery of Roman North Africa

Author: Bonnie Effros
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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"--
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Effros, Bonnie, 1965-
Incidental archaeologists.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017048068
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Effros
ISBN: 9781501718540 1501718541
OCLC Number: 1008770896
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 371 pages)
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Bonnie Effros.
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In Incidental Archaeologists, Bonnie Effros examines the archaeological contributions of nineteenth-century French military officers, who, raised on classical accounts of warfare and often trained as  Read more...

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