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Relics of the Past – The Collecting and Study of Pre-Columbian Antiquities in Peru and Chile, 1837-1911 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Relics of the Past: The Collecting and Study of Pre-Columbian Antiquities in Peru and Chile, 1837-1911

Stefanie Gänger

Abstract

This book tells the story of antiquities collecting, antiquarianism, and archaeology in Peru and Chile in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. While the role of foreign travellers and scholars dedicated to the study of South America's pre-Columbian past is well documented, historians have largely overlooked the knowledge gathered and the collections formed among collectors of antiquities, antiquaries, and archaeologists born or living in South America during this period. The landed gentry, the clergy, and an urban bourgeoisie of doctors, engineers, and military of ... More

Keywords: antiquities, collecting, antiquarianism, archaeology, Peru, Chile, landed gentry, bourgeoisie, Santiago de Chile

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687695
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199687695.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefanie Gänger, author
Assistant Professor at the Institute for Iberian and Latin American History, University of Cologne

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