Roman Officers and English Gentlemen: The Imperial Origins of Roman Archaeology, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Roman Officers and English Gentlemen

The Imperial Origins of Roman Archaeology, 1st Edition

By Richard Hingley

Routledge

240 pages

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This landmark book shows how much Victorian and Edwardian Roman archaeologists were influenced by their own experience of empire in their interpretation of archaeological evidence. This distortion of the facts became accepted truth and its legacy is still felt in archaeology today. While tracing the development of these ideas, the author also gives the reader a throrough grounding in the history of Roman archaeology itself.

Reviews

'A major contribution to a number of different academic fields Theoretically astute, yet engagingly written, it has a wide potential readership.' - Dominic Montserrat, JACT Review

'Hingley's book is without doubt necessary and admirable.' - David Boyd Haycock, TLS

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HIS002020
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome