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By Philip Schwyzer

ISBN-10: 0199206600

ISBN-13: 9780199206605

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This research attracts at the idea and perform of archaeology to enhance a brand new viewpoint at the literature of the Renaissance. Philip Schwyzer explores the fascination with photos of excavation, exhumation, and wreck that runs via literary texts together with Spenser's Faerie Queene, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, Donne's sermons and lyrics, and Thomas Browne's Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Buriall. Miraculously preserved corpses, ruined monasteries, Egyptian mummies, and Yorick's cranium all determine during this examine of the early glossy archaeological mind's eye. The pessimism of the interval is summed up within the haunting motif of the attractive corpse that, as soon as touched, crumbles to dirt. Archaeology and literary stories are themselves items of the Renaissance. even if the 2 disciplines have occasionally seen each other as competitors, they proportion a special and unsettling intimacy with the strains of previous life--with the phrases the useless wrote, sang, or heard, with the items they made, held, or lived inside of. Schwyzer argues that on the root of either sorts of scholarship lies the forbidden wish to wake up (and converse with) the useless. notwithstanding most unlikely or absurd this hope can be, it continues to be a basic resource of either moral accountability and aesthetic excitement.

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The final goal of ‘reviviscence’ is, of course, no closer or farther away than it has ever been. In the meantime we are left with our fragments and traces, with the responsibilities they impose upon us, and the desires we bring to them. 2 Exhumation and Ethnic Conflict Colonial Archaeology from St Erkenwald to Spenser in Ireland I the summer of 1996, a human skeleton was recovered from the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington. At first, the bones were judged to be those of an early European settler, on the basis of height and the elongated, ‘Caucasoid’ cranium.

The long legal conflict that ensued was, for all concerned, about much more than the fate of Kennewick Man. ¹ The Kennewick case revived a legacy of bitterness and antagonism between indigenous tribes and the American archaeological establishment regarding the right to dispose of Native American remains. The conflict had appeared to be settled in 1990 with the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), which grants tribal communities control over the remains of their dead.

Spector, ‘What this Awl Means: Toward a Feminist Archaeology’, in the same volume, 388–406; Mark Edmonds, Ancestral Geographies of the Neolithic: Landscapes, Monuments and Memory (London: Routledge, 1999). ⁴⁴ Rosemary A. Joyce, The Languages of Archaeology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2002), 150; for discussion of the ways in which archaeological writers give voice to the dead, see also 64–6, 124–6. ⁴⁵ Hearne’s generosity on this point does not conceal his basic certainty that texts are inherently superior to artefacts in communicating information about the past.

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