Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

The Acropolis (Paperback)

Global Fame, Local Claim

Ancient History > Ancient Greece & the Hellenistic World > Greek Archaeology P&S History > Architecture > Heritage & Conservation

Imprint: Berg Publishers
Series: Materializing Culture
Pages: 238
Illustrations: 59 b/w figs
ISBN: 9781859735954
Published: 31st December 2001
Casemate UK Academic

Please note this book may be printed for your order so despatch times may be slightly longer than usual.


£6.95 RRP £27.99

You save £21.04 (75%)

You'll be £6.95 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase The Acropolis. What's this?
+£4.50 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 58 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

If you are fascinated by the Acropolis in Athens but a little tired of books full of typologies of ancient monuments, phases of construction and styles of sculpture, then here is a new study that will challenge and entertain you. In this book Yalouri considers the meaning of the Acropolis in contemporary Greece and analyses how local Greeks deal with the national and international characterization and appropriation of their ancient classical heritage. She breaks away from the idea that the Acropolis is simply a monument anchored to a particular site in a particular past, but looks at it as "mobile" monument with multiple national and international identities. She considers the meaning and significance of the Acropolis for professional archaeologists, tour guides, orthodox priests, and local school children alike, and analyses how these meanings compare and relate to the "official" national and global discourse. Serious heritage issues combined with fun illustrations make this book a must-read for classical archaeologists and anyone interested in material culture studies.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

Other titles in the series...

Other titles in Berg Publishers...