From Paris to Pompeii: French Romanticism and the Cultural Politics of Archaeology

Literary essay

Goran Blix

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Page count: 320 pages

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Language: English

Through the iconic example of Pompeii, and the spell this city cast on the early nineteen-century French Romantic imagination, From Paris to Pompeii shows how an archaeological gaze arose in response to a secular anxiety of memory loss and helped define our modern relationship to history.