The Eagle and the Spade: Archeology in Rome During the Napoleonic Era. Ronald T. Ridley.

The Eagle and the Spade: Archeology in Rome During the Napoleonic Era

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. 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. Very good / good. Item #45735
ISBN: 0521401917

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."

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