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Nationalism and Archaeology in Europe.

By: Di?az-Andreu, Margarita.
Contributor(s): Champion, Timothy.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©1996Description: 1 online resource (323 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317605140.Subject(s): Archaeology -- Political aspects -- Europe | Archaeology and state -- Europe | Europe -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nationalism and Archaeology in EuropeDDC classification: 936 LOC classification: D443 -- .N385 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Nationalism and archaeology in Europe: an introduction -- The fall of a nation, the birth of a subject: the national use of archaeology in nineteenth-century Denmark -- French archaeology: between national identity and cultural identity -- Islamic archaeology and the origin of the Spanish nation -- Archaeology and nationalism: the Portuguese case -- Nationalism without a nation: the Italian case -- Three nations or one? Britain and the national use of the past -- Building the future on the past: archaeology and the construction of national identity in Ireland -- German archaeology and its relation to nationalism and racism -- "Drang nach Westen"?: Polish archaeology and national identity -- The faces of nationalist archaeology in Russia -- Nationalism doubly oppressed: archaeology and nationalism in Lithuania -- Is there national archaeology without nationalism? Archaeological tradition in Slovenia -- Epilogue -- Index.
Summary: Archaeologists from many different European countries here explore the very varied relationship between nationalistic ideas and archaeological activity through the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The resurgence of nationalism was one of the most prominent features of the European political scene in the 1990s, when this book was originally published. The past provides a large supply of ideas and images to support the claims of national identity deeply rooted in remote generations. The remote past revealed by archaeology also plays a part - heroes, heroines, golden ages long disappeared, objects to admire, and sites to provoke the memory, all called on to further the cause of nationalism. Drawing on the authoritative insights of the indigenous contributors, this book examines the issues throughout modern Europe. All of the chapters share a concern to see archaeology and the study of the past as intimately related to contemporary social and political questions. The present shapes the way we think about the past but the past also provides us with evidence for thinking about the present. These issues are timeless and this comprehensive examination of a host of issues remains important for historians and those pursuing nationalistic politics.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Nationalism and archaeology in Europe: an introduction -- The fall of a nation, the birth of a subject: the national use of archaeology in nineteenth-century Denmark -- French archaeology: between national identity and cultural identity -- Islamic archaeology and the origin of the Spanish nation -- Archaeology and nationalism: the Portuguese case -- Nationalism without a nation: the Italian case -- Three nations or one? Britain and the national use of the past -- Building the future on the past: archaeology and the construction of national identity in Ireland -- German archaeology and its relation to nationalism and racism -- "Drang nach Westen"?: Polish archaeology and national identity -- The faces of nationalist archaeology in Russia -- Nationalism doubly oppressed: archaeology and nationalism in Lithuania -- Is there national archaeology without nationalism? Archaeological tradition in Slovenia -- Epilogue -- Index.

Archaeologists from many different European countries here explore the very varied relationship between nationalistic ideas and archaeological activity through the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The resurgence of nationalism was one of the most prominent features of the European political scene in the 1990s, when this book was originally published. The past provides a large supply of ideas and images to support the claims of national identity deeply rooted in remote generations. The remote past revealed by archaeology also plays a part - heroes, heroines, golden ages long disappeared, objects to admire, and sites to provoke the memory, all called on to further the cause of nationalism. Drawing on the authoritative insights of the indigenous contributors, this book examines the issues throughout modern Europe. All of the chapters share a concern to see archaeology and the study of the past as intimately related to contemporary social and political questions. The present shapes the way we think about the past but the past also provides us with evidence for thinking about the present. These issues are timeless and this comprehensive examination of a host of issues remains important for historians and those pursuing nationalistic politics.

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