Modernity's Classics

  • Sarah C. Humphreys
  • Rudolf G. Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sarah C. Humphreys, Rudolf G. Wagner
    Pages 1-19
  3. Anchoring Modernity

  4. Repositioning Texts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Peter E. Pormann
      Pages 123-141
    3. Nicholas de Lange
      Pages 143-163
    4. Sarah C. Humphreys
      Pages 187-208
  5. Reconstructing Pastness

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-346

About this book


This book presents critical studies of modern reconfigurations of conceptions of the past, of the 'classical', and of national heritage. Its scope is global (China, India, Egypt, Iran, Judaism, the Greco-Roman world) and inter-disciplinary (textual philology, history of art and architecture, philosophy, gardening). Its emphasis is on the complexity of the modernization process and of reactions to it: ideas and technologies travelled from India to
Iran and from Japan to China, while reactions show tensions between museumization and the recreation of 'presence'. It challenges readers to rethink the assumptions of the disciplines in which they were trained


Archaeology Canon Classics Commentary Modernity

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah C. Humphreys
    • 1
  • Rudolf G. Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.OxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Exzellenzcluster "Asia and Europe"Karl Jasper CentreHeidelbergGermany

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