Chapter 1. Manufacturing the Past: The Victorian Background

  1. Adam Stout

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302912.ch1

Creating Prehistory: Druids, Ley Hunters and Archaeologists in Pre-War Britain

Creating Prehistory: Druids, Ley Hunters and Archaeologists in Pre-War Britain

How to Cite

Stout, A. (2008) Manufacturing the Past: The Victorian Background, in Creating Prehistory: Druids, Ley Hunters and Archaeologists in Pre-War Britain, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302912.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155045

Online ISBN: 9781444302912

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Keywords:

  • Manufacturing the Past - The Victorian Background;
  • early nineteenth-century English university - fellowship of gentlemen;
  • de facto corps of researchers, existing as university Fellows;
  • Post-Darwinian fascination;
  • French Revolution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 1848 and the Intellectual Evangelists

  • Professionalizing the Past

  • Historians and Antiquarians: Marginalizing the Amateur

  • Archaeology: Academic Cinderella?

  • Anthropology and Archaeology