Book , Print in English

Shaky ground : context, connoisseurship and the history of Roman art

Elizabeth Marlowe.
  • London : Bloomsbury, 2013.
  • x, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Also known as
  • Context, connoisseurship and the history of Roman art
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Summary
  • "Argues that the current legal and ethical debates over looting, ownership and cultural property have distracted us from the epistemological problems inherent in all (ostensibly) ancient artworks lacking a known findspot, problems that should be of great concern to those who seek to understand the past through its material remains."--Publishers website
Contents
  • Introduction : contradictions
  • Histories modern and ancient
  • Indifference to context
  • Lessons learned and not learned
  • Connoisseurship and class
  • Red herrings
  • Conclusions : best practices.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-156) and indexes.
ISBN
  • 9780715640647 (hbk.)
  • 071564064X (hbk.)
  • 9781474234665
  • 1474234666
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2015458010
  • OCLC: 861661081
  • OCLC: 861661081