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    Remembering Roman Syria: valuing Tadmor-Palmyra from ‘Discovery’ to destruction

    Baird, Jennifer and Kamash, Z. (2019) Remembering Roman Syria: valuing Tadmor-Palmyra from ‘Discovery’ to destruction. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 62 (1), pp. 1-29. ISSN 0076-0730.

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    Abstract

    The 1753 publication of The Ruins of Palmyra by Robert Wood was key in the formation of archaeological understandings of the site. Examining the original notebooks and drawings of the expedition, which formed the basis for this publication (now held by the Combined Library of the Institute of Classical Studies and the Hellenic and Roman Societies in London), this article examines the relationship between those first documents, the publication, and some of its afterlives. We demonstrate how Wood’s treatment of Tadmor‐Palmyra and its inhabitants has shaped memories of the site, prioritizing certain narratives and occluding others, a process that continues today.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Introductory essay in special issue, by issue editors
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Jennifer Baird
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 13:38
    Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 10:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/25401

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