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The nation and its ruins : antiquity, archaeology, and national imagination in Greece

Author: Yannis Hamilakis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an illustrated study examining how classical antiquities and archaeology contributed to the production of the modern Greek nation and its national imagination, and how, in return, national imagination has created and shaped classical antiquities and archaeological practice from the 19th century to the present.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yannis Hamilakis
ISBN: 9780199230389 0199230382
OCLC Number: 122424890
Awards: Winner of Short-listed for the Runciman Prize 2007 Winner of the 2009 Edmund Keeley Book Prize.
Description: xxii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Memories cast in marble --
'Soldiers', the 'Priests', and the 'Hospitals for contagious diseases' --
From western to indigenous hellenism --
Archaeologist as shaman --
Spartan visions --
Other parthenon --
Nostalgia for the whole --
Nation in ruins?
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Yannis Hamilakis.
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