Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 July 2012

408 Pages | 80 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199696710

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Uncovering the Germanic Past

Merovingian Archaeology in France, 1830-1914

Bonnie Effros

Oxford Studies in the History of Archaeology

  • Highlights modern and nationalistic politics of archaeology in the nineteenth and early twentieth century in France, and comparatively in other European countries.
  • Places current debates about "Germanic" ethnicity into historical context.
  • An interdisciplinary study on archaeology, history, art history, and physical anthropology in the nineteenth century.
  • Makes use of archival sources, the majority unpublished and almost exclusively discussed in French, accessible to a wide audience and to readers of English.
  • Illustrated throughout.