An encyclopedia of the history of classical archaeology
- London, England ; Chicago, Ill. : Fitzroy Dearborn, 1996.
- Physical description
- 2 v.`(xxiv, 1330 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
- De Grummond, Nancy Thomson.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -1232) and index in v. 2.
- The encyclopedia-- chronology of the history of archaeology.
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- Publisher's Summary
- With 1,125 entries and 170 contributors, this is the first encyclopedia on the history of classical archaeology. It focuses on Greek and Roman material, but also covers the prehistoric and semi-historical cultures of the Bronze Age Aegean, the Etruscans, and manifestations of Greek and Roman culture in Europe and Asia Minor. The Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology includes entries on individuals whose activities influenced the knowledge of sites and monuments in their own time; articles on famous monuments and sites as seen, changed, and interpreted through time; and entries on major works of art excavated from the Renaissance to the present day as well as works known in the Middle Ages. As the definitive source on a comparatively new discipline - the history of archaeology - these finely illustrated volumes will be useful to students and scholars in archaeology, the classics, history, topography, and art and architectural history.
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- edited by Nancy Thomson de Grummond.