The Long March of Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean. Political and Cultural Entanglements

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Autore: Björn Forsén, Giovanni Salmeri, David Shankland 
Anno edizione: 2024
Collana: Ricerche sul Mediterraneo antico1
Isbn: 978-88-5491-457-5 
Materie: Archeologia
Formato: 21,5x26
Pagine: 224
Lingua: Inglese

The main theme that pervades this volume is the centuries-long ‘march’ starting from the middle of the fifteenth century and finding its conclusion in the archaeological practice of today, with all its facets, in countries around the eastern Mediterranean such as Greece and Turkey. However, the purpose of the volume is not that of providing a chronologically organized grand narrative. Through a series of microhistories and general pictures it aims to contribute to the formation of an articulated view of a complex, and long-lasting, phenomenon such as that of the (re)discovery and investigation of antiquities, not only classical, in the Eastern Mediterranean area, united not only by geographical location, but also by virtue of having been part of the Ottoman Empire for centuries.


Björn Forsén, Giovanni Salmeri, David Shankland

A Brief Summary
Giovanni Salmeri


Chapter 1. Ottoman Approaches to Ancient Greece, Björn Forsén

Chapter 2. Armenians and the Classical Hellenic Past in Smyrna,
or Self-Legitimization far away from any Armenia in the Late Ottoman Period
Hervé Georgelin

Chapter 3. Tales of Companionship, Tales of Antagonism: Western Influence
on Ottoman Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Artemis Papatheodorou

Chapter 4. Tension and Resolution in Archaeology in Turkey
David Shankland

Chapter 5. Orientalism in Rome: Foreign and Local Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Giovanni Salmeri

Schools and Institutes

Chapter 6. The Hyperboreans in Rome and Athens: The Prehistory of the Nordic Institutes
Björn Forsén

Chapter 7. French Explorations in Epirus (1797-1914): A Case Study in the Changing Institutional Framework of French Archaeology
Brendan Osswald

Chapter 8. The United Kingdom’s Institutional Engagement with Ancient Egypt: Or, why is no British School on the Nile?
Aidan Dodson

Chapter 9. The “Non-Institute” in the Ex-Capital: The Swedish Institute in Constantinople, 1922-1924
Frederick Whitling

Cultural Traditions

Chapter 10. Dörpfeld and the Others: The Role of Architects in German Archaeological Institutes
Martin Bachmann

Chapter 11. The Case for Ethnological Antiquarianism: The Intellectual Life and Research Culture of the British School at Athens, 1900-1920
James Whitley

Chapter 12. Academic Pursuits in the Shadow of Imperial Policy: Nikodim Kondakov’s Quest for Byzantium in the Ottoman Empire
Pınar Üre

Chapter 13. J.B. Ward-Perkins and the Landscape Tradition
Cristopher Smith