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Titel: Hunters and Collectors: The Antiquarian ...
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press
Einband: Soft cover
xv 416p thick paperback, many illustrations, very good copy, a very good copy from a Cambridge college library, never used, this title was published in the series Studies in Australian History. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 160950
Inhaltsangabe: Hunters and Collectors is about historical consciousness and environmental sensibilities in European Australia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It is in part a collective biography of amateur antiquarians, archaeologists, naturalists, journalists and historians: people who shaped the Australian historical imagination. Dr Griffiths illuminates the way these avid collectors and investigators of the Australian land and of its indigenous inhabitants contributed a sense of identity at colony-wide and eventually nationwide level. He also considers the rise of professional history, anthropology and archaeology in the universities, which ignored the efforts of the amateurs. Griffiths shows how the seemingly trivial activities of these hunters and collectors feed into the political and environmental debates of the 1990s. This book is outstanding in its originality, interpretative insight and literary flair.
Review of the hardback: '? Griffiths breaks some fascinating ground in this thought provoking and engaging study of private Australian collectors ?' The Australian
Review of the hardback: '? is a challenging, imaginative study of the politics and processes that continue to shape our history. While aimed at a specialist audience, the writing is lucid enough to appeal to the general reader'. The Bulletin
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