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    Pompeii (Archaeological Histories) (Paperback) By (author) Alison Cooley

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    DescriptionPompeii is Italy's third most popular tourist attraction, with millions of visitors each year. Images of the town are familiar all around the world. But even today our picture of the site is being changed by new archaeological discoveries. The concerns and techniques of today's archaeologists are far removed from those of the earliest excavators. Before turning to the cultural and political background behind the site's rediscovery in 1748, Alison Cooley examines whether it really did remain undisturbed up to that point. In the second half of the nineteenth century the fall of the Bourbon monarchy dramatically heralded a new era of archaeological exploration under the direction of Giuseppe Fiorelli. And in the twentieth century excavation transformed our image of the urban environment of Pompeii, raising new questions as it dug ever deeper. This book explores the impact of scientific advances, archaeological innovations, and contemporary politics upon interpretations of Pompeii over the last 250 years, including the ways in which advances in volcanology have transformed our picture of its last moments.


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    Title
    Pompeii
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Cooley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 293 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715631614
    ISBN 10: 0715631616
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS020000
    DC22: 937.7
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1DST
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DST
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alison E. Cooley is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick.
    Review quote
    "Cooley's is the first comprehensive overview of the history of the Pompeii excavations, and the discussion of the casual explorations of the site that seem to have occurred prior to the official beginning in the mid-18th century presents material that few of us have ever examined." -- New England Classical Journal