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Colliding Empires: French Display of Roman Antiquities Expropriated from Postconquest Algeria, 1830–1870

Bonnie Effros

in Objects of War: The Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720079
eISBN:
9781501720086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720079.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores how the French discovery of Roman ruins in Algeria was used to legitimate its annexation of the territory. Intellectuals and politicians argued that the Ottoman Empire was ... More


In Search of History

Miles Orvell

in Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The first chapter explores how American intellectuals like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry James imagined ruins in terms of European culture, holding them to be the mark of distinction. America’s lack ... More


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