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Readership: Scholars and lecturers of Imperial Britain, History, Archaeology, Classics Museum Studies, and Science; Heritage and Museum Professionals; General reader
Edited by Astrid Swenson, Brunel University, and Peter Mandler, University of Cambridge
Astrid Swenson is a Lecturer in European History at Brunel University London. She received her Ph.D from St. John's College Cambridge and was a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge in the Cambridge Victorian Studies Group and a Fellow of Darwin College. Her book The Rise of Heritage: Preserving the past in France, Germany and Britain, 1789-1914 is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
Peter Mandler is Professor of Modern Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Bailey College Lecturer in History at Gonville and Caius College. His book Return from the natives: How Margaret Mead won the Second World War and lost the Cold War is forthcoming with Yale University Press. From November 2012 he will be President of the Royal Historical Society.
"... lively, handsomely produced and beautifully illustrated collections of essays ..." - Times Literary Supplement
Part I: Introduction
1: Astrid Swanson: The Heritage of Empire'
Part II: The Classical World
2: Edmund Richardson: Of Doubtful Antiquity
3: Mary Beard: Officers and Gentlemen? Roman Britain and the British Empire
4: Robin Cormack: Unity out of Diversity? The Making of a Modern Christian Monument in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Part III: The Biblical World
5: David Gange: Unholy Water: Archaeology, the Bible, and the First Aswan Dam
6: Simon Goldhill: The Cotswolds in Jerusalem: Restoration and Empire
Part IV: Empires and Civilisations
7: Sujit Sivasundaram: Remaking the Native in the South Pacific, South-East Asia and Southern Africa
8: Indra Sengupta: Monument Preservation and the Vexing Question of Religious Structures in Colonial India
9: Donald Malcolm Reid: Representing Ancient Egypt at Imperial High Noon (1882-1922): Egyptological Careers and Artistic Allegories of Civilization'
Part V: The New World
10: Donna Yates: Publication as Preservation at a Remote Maya Site in the Early Twentieth Century
11: Melanie Hall: Plunder or Preservation? Negotiating an Anglo-American Heritage in the Later Nineteenth Century in the Old World and the New: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Niagara Fall and Carlyle's House
12: Sadiah Qureshi: Dying Americans: Race, Extinction and Conservation in the New World