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The Resource Pompeii awakened : a story of rediscovery, Judith Harris

Pompeii awakened : a story of rediscovery, Judith Harris

Label
Pompeii awakened : a story of rediscovery
Title
Pompeii awakened
Title remainder
a story of rediscovery
Statement of responsibility
Judith Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Judith Harris brings the doomed city to life. In her account of those who sifted through its artefacts, we read of Nelson and Napoleon, fighting for Neapolitan supremacy on sea and land. Of the English on Grand Tour, whose wealth, damp climate and classical education fostered a passion for Naples and her rediscovered cities. Of Nelson's lover, Emma Hamilton, who helped to save the Herculaneum papyri from the French. Of Emma's cultivated husband, Sir William, who discussed priapic cults with his neighbour, the dilettante Richard Payne Knight, and whose health was ruined by over-exposure to the sulphurous gases of Vesuvius. Of poets who sought melancholy fulfilment from Pompeii's shattered walls. Of tub-thumbing Victorian preachers who likened it with Sodom and Gomorrah. Of Mussolini, who exploited the ancient site to promote his Fascist regime through propaganda. And of the many others - engineers and architects, artists and dreamers, photographers and filmmakers - whose reconstruction and remembrances of Pompeii have never ceased to resonate."--BOOK JACKET
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232552
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Harris, Judith
Dewey number
937.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
Target audience
adult
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a story of rediscovery
Label
Pompeii awakened : a story of rediscovery, Judith Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I. The plutocrats of Pompeii -- II. Tunnels -- III. Papyrus -- IV. Dynasty, neapolitan style -- V. The moon and crabs -- VI. Vulcanology -- VII. Dirty and other pictures -- VIII. Running from revolution -- IX. Napoleon's family affair -- X. A dark and stormy marriage -- XI. Rebels among the ruins -- XII. Victorians in togas -- XIII. "M" is for Mussolini -- XIV. The library at the end of the tunnel -- Epilogue : lost again
Control code
000041676554
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781845112417
Isbn Type
(cased) :
Other physical details
ill., 1 map
Label
Pompeii awakened : a story of rediscovery, Judith Harris
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I. The plutocrats of Pompeii -- II. Tunnels -- III. Papyrus -- IV. Dynasty, neapolitan style -- V. The moon and crabs -- VI. Vulcanology -- VII. Dirty and other pictures -- VIII. Running from revolution -- IX. Napoleon's family affair -- X. A dark and stormy marriage -- XI. Rebels among the ruins -- XII. Victorians in togas -- XIII. "M" is for Mussolini -- XIV. The library at the end of the tunnel -- Epilogue : lost again
Control code
000041676554
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781845112417
Isbn Type
(cased) :
Other physical details
ill., 1 map

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