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    DescriptionThis innovative, extensively illustrated study examines how classical antiquities and archaeology contributed significantly to the production of the modern Greek nation and its national imagination. It also shows how, in return, national imagination has created and shaped classical antiquities and archaeological practice from the nineteenth century to the present. Yannis Hamilakis covers a diverse range of topics, including the role of antiquities in the foundation of the Greek state in the nineteenth century, the Elgin marbles controversy, the role of archaeology under dictatorial regimes, the use of antiquities in the detention camps of the Greek civil war, and the discovery of the so-called tomb of Philip of Macedonia.

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    The Nation and Its Ruins
    Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yannis Hamilakis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199572908
    ISBN 10: 0199572909

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
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    Libri: I-AH
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    DC22: 938
    Abridged Dewey: 301
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    LC classification: GN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, SOC002010, HIS042000
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    Illustrations note
    51 in-text illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    04 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Yannis Hamilakis is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.
    Review quote
    adds a distinctive new voice and vision Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
    Table of contents
    1. Memories cast in marble: introduction ; 2. The 'soldiers' the 'priests'. and the 'hospitals for contagious diseases': the producers of archaeological matter-realities ; 3. From the Western to indigenous Hellenism: archaeology, antiquity, and the invention of modern Greece ; 4. The archaeologist as shaman the sensory national archaeology of Manolis Andronikos ; 5. Spartan visions: antiquity and the Metaxas dictatorship ; 6. The other Parthenon: antiquity and national memory at the concentration camp ; 7. Nostalgia for the whole: the Parthenon (or 'Elgin') marbles ; 8. The nation in ruins? Conclusions