The Eagle and the Spade: Archeology in Rome During the Napoleonic Era
Place Published: Cambridge, UK
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date Published: 1992
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 45735
328pp. Quarto [25 cm] in boards. Light wear to jacket, dampstain to jacket verso; boards are crisp and unworn; ink remainder mark on foot, else interior is clean and bright.
From the jacket: "This book is an account of an almost completely neglected archaeological epoch, the uncovering and restoration of all the classical monuments of Rome during the French occupation (1809-14). This was the first large-scale archaeological programme in the city. Based on archives in Rome and Paris, the archaeology of these five years is placed against its essential background: the fate of the monuments since antiquity, and the contemporary Napoleonic political and cultural history."