The Resource From Paris to Pompeii : French romanticism and the cultural politics of archaeology, Göran Blix

From Paris to Pompeii : French romanticism and the cultural politics of archaeology, Göran Blix

Label
From Paris to Pompeii : French romanticism and the cultural politics of archaeology
Title
From Paris to Pompeii
Title remainder
French romanticism and the cultural politics of archaeology
Statement of responsibility
Göran Blix
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Paris to Pompeii reveals how the nascent science of archaeology lay at the core of the romantic experience of history and shaped the way historians, novelists, artists, and the public at large sought to cope with the relentless change that relegated every new present to history." "In postrevolutionary France, the widespread desire to claim that no being, city, culture, or language was ever definitively erased ran much deeper than mere nostalgic and reactionary impulses, Goran Blix contends that this desire was the cornerstone of the substitution of a weak secular form of immortality for the lost certainties of the Christian afterlife. Taking the iconic city of Pompeii as its central example. and ranging widely across French romantic culture, this book examines the formation of a modern archaeological gaze and analyzes its historical ontology, rhetoric of retrieval, and secular theology of memory, before turning to its broader political implications."--Jacket
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
930.10944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CC101.F8
LC item number
B55 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
From Paris to Pompeii : French romanticism and the cultural politics of archaeology, Göran Blix
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-297) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Neoclassical Pompeii -- The antiquarian comes of age -- The archaeological turn -- The specular past -- Body politics -- Lost worlds and the archive -- The uses of archaeology
Control code
ocn861529465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt455fv5
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32185133
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861529465
  • pebcs0812201302

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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