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The Academy Abroad: The Nineteenth-Century Origin of the British School at Athens

Mary Beard and Christopher Stray

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published by British Academy

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263266
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0017

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

The Academy Abroad: The Nineteenth-Century Origin of the British School at Athens

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This chapter focuses on the foundation and early history of the British School at Athens. It shows how the story of such foreign institutes intersects with many of the key issues in the rethinking of the Classics in the late Victorian period. These issues involve: the role of archaeology within the study of Classics, how archaeology was to be defined and bounded, and the relationship between the study of Classics and the modern lands of Greece and Italy, particularly in the light of growing middle class tourism and its infrastructures.

Keywords: British School; Athens; Classics; Victorian period; archaeology; Greece; Italy; tourism

Chapter.  8305 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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