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The Victorians and the ancient world : archaeology and classicism in nineteenth-century culture

Author: Richard Pearson
Publisher: Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the nineteenth century, the ancient world became a very real presence for many writers and their publics, from the theatre-goers of popular pantomime to the intellectual thinkers in the academic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Victorians and the ancient world.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2006
(OCoLC)646187733
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Pearson
ISBN: 9781847180445 1847180442
OCLC Number: 72868859
Description: xx, 208 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: From primitive to civilised : social evolution in Victorian anthropology and archaeology / Mark Pluciennik --
"A race for incorporation" : ancient Egypt and its mummies in science and popular culture / Iman Hamam --
A.H. Layard's Nineveh and its remains : the cultural material of Assyrian archaeology / Richard Pearson --
Digging Saxon graves in Victorian Britain / Howard Williams --
The palaeolithic modern : from Altamira to Guernica / David Richards --
The exploration of the soil is a voyage in time : Victorian participation in the excavation of Gloucestershire's prehistoric burial mounds / Julien Parsons --
Discovering Gilgamesh : George Smith and the Victorian horizon of history / Vybarr Cregan-Reid --
"The city of resurrections" : Arthur Machen and the archaeological imagination / Alex Warwick --
"Peeping behind the curtain" : the significance of classical texts in the sexual self-construction of Anne Lister / Anira Rowanchild --
"Imprinted on the mind and body" : Swinburne's Catullan Ictus / Amanda Kolson Hurley --
"The earthly realisation of his formless desire" : Victorian revisions of the Pygmalion myth / Jane Thomas --
Domesticating the goddess : popular issues of class and gender in J.R. Planche's classical extravaganzas / Richard Pearson.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Pearson.

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