Shaky ground : context, connoisseurship and the history of Roman art /

by Marlowe, Elizabeth M., Series: Debates in archaeology Published by : Bloomsbury, (London :) Physical details: x, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. ISBN:9780715640647 (hbk.); 071564064X (hbk.). Year: 2013
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-156) and indexes.

Introduction : contradictions -- Histories modern and ancient -- Indifference to context -- Lessons learned and not learned -- Connoisseurship and class -- Red herrings -- Conclusions : best practices.

"Argues that the current legal and ethical debates over looting, ownership and cultural property have distracted us from the epistemological problems inherent in all (ostensibly) ancient artworks lacking a known findspot, problems that should be of great concern to those who seek to understand the past through its material remains."--Publishers website

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