Archaeology Under Dictatorship by Michael L. Galaty

By Michael L. Galaty

This quantity presents a theoretical foundation for knowing the categorical results of totalitarian dictatorship upon the perform of archaeology, either in the course of and after the dictator's reign. The 9 essays discover reviews from each nook of the Mediterranean. With its wide-range of case-studies and robust theoretical orientation, this quantity is a huge boost within the research of the historical past and politics of archaeology.

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The creation of a myth of struggle and battle paralleled the real and heroic events of the 1860s and 70s. Mabel Berezin has demonstrated how an ongoing program of commemorative activities, held at both a local and national level, was intended to add to the making of the fascist self, forging the "new man" in the commonality of the fires of legend and invented past: "Fascism... is best understood as an ideology that fuses the public and private self... " (Berezin, 1997:38). The carefully crafted events ranged from regular local manifestations to formal set pieces of social engineering.

The pharaonic excavation at Ghebelein was entrusted to Giulio Farina (Petricioli, 1990:380-381) and ran from February until April 1930. In his first season at Tebtunis, from February 15 until May 10,1930, instead of probing inside all the houses for papyri Anti intentionally had an architect on the site, Fausto Franco, who cleared the streets around the houses to ascertain the town plan. Anti called this method topographical, not stratigraphical, excavation (Anti, 1996:34-38). By July 1930 he had asked Gilbert Bagnani to assist him at Tebtunis.

In Carlo Anti Giornate di studio nel centennio della nascita, pp. 223-239. Edizioni LINT, Trieste. Italy in the Near East: A Royal Visit, The Times, February 22, 1933, p. 13. , 1978, The Emperor and the Duce: The Planning of Piazzale Augusto Imperatore in Rome. In Art and Architecture in the Service oj Politics, edited by H. Millon and L. Nochlin, pp. 270-325. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. MacDonald, W, 1982, Excavation, Restoration, and Italian Architecture of the 1930s. In In Search of Modern Architecture: A Tribute to Henry-Russell Hitchcock, edited by H.

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