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7. The Mummy and Great Zimbabwe as the most unfamiliar strangeness7.1 "The disease travels fast℗": The Invisible Threat; 7.2 "The advancing Shadow℗" of the Past: The Consummation of the Present; 7.3 The Inexplicable Evil; 7.4 The Legacy of Bygone Times: The Power of the Past and the Corruption of the Present; 7.5 The Survival of the Whitest; 7.6 Britain and Haggard's Zimboe; Interim Findings: The Mummy and Great Zimbabwe as the most unfamiliar strangeness; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Cover Popular Receptions of Archaeology ; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I: PRELIMINARIES;
1. Notions of Identity;
2. Victorian and Edwardian Britain; 2.1 Age of Ambivalence: The Rise of Mass Culture; 2.2 Discovering New Territories: History, Science, Empire, and Gender;
3. The Genesis of a Popular Archaeological Discourse in Britain; 3.1 From Antiquarianism to Archaeology; 3.2 Greek Archaeology: : bi Troia Fuit9 or : bi Britannia Est9 3.3 Egyptian Archaeology: The Mummy in Fiction; 3.4 Zimbabwean Archaeology: The Empire as a Space of Negation and Construction.
PART II: POPULAR RECEPTIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGY4. Archaeology as a Space of Ambivalence; 4.1 Penetrating the Darkness: Experiencing the Unknown; 4.2 The Texture of the Past: Dreams and the Subliminal; 4.3 Mapping the Past; Interim Findings: Archaeology as a Space of Ambivalence;
5. Heinrich Schliemann's Troy as the most familiar strangeness; 5.1 A Case in Point: Heinrich Schliemann as a Victorian Role Model; 5.2 Sophia Schliemann: : ngel Outside the House9 5.3 Search for Origin
Excavating the Self; 5.4 Archaeology and Prosperity; 5.5 Dr Henry Schliemann: The Art of Self-Promotion.
5.6 Entertaining the Masses: From Burlington House to South Kensington5.7 The Fall of the Mighty: Troy, Mycenae, and Britain; Interim Findings: Heinrich Schliemann's Troy as the most familiar strangeness;
6. The Mummy as the less familiar strangeness; 6.1 Narrating History: Memory, Fantasy, and Madness; 6.2 Reconstructing the Past: Search for Evidence in the Present; 6.3 Victim and Perpetrator: Exchanging Roles; 6.4 Pharos the Almighty: The Subversion of Victorian Gender Roles; 6.5 Margaret Trelawny: The : ther9 Woman; Interim Findings: The Mummy as the less familiar strangeness.
Popular archaeology is a heterogeneous phenomenon: Focusing on the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, Egyptian mummies, and the ruin complex Great Zimbabwe in fictional and factual texts, Susanne Duesterberg analyses the popular reception of archaeology in Victorian and Edwardian Britain. She offers an interdisciplinary and comparative view on the reception of the different archaeologies, reflecting contemporary sociocultural concerns in connection with identity formation. With its focus on popular culture as well as identity and memory studies, the book appeals to both a general public and experts from various disciplines. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Popular archaeology is a heterogeneous phenomenon: By focussing on the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, Egyptian mummies and the ruin complex Great Zimbabwe in fictional and factual texts, Susanne Duesterberg analyses the popular reception of archaeology in Victorian and Edwardian Britain. She offers a new interdisciplinary and comparative view on the different archaeologies reflecting contemporary sociocultural concerns. With its focus on popular culture, identity and memory studies, including aspects of gender and postcolonial theory, the book appeals both to a general public and experts from other disciplines. (source: Nielsen Book Data)