To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology

To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology

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How Cyriacus of Ancona—merchant, spy, and amateur classicist—traveled the world, fighting to save ancient monuments for posterity. At the beginning of the fifteenth century, a young Italian bookkeeper fell under the spell of the classical past. Despite his limited education, the Greeks and Romans seemed to speak directly to him—not from books but from the physical ruins and inscriptions that lay neglected around the shores of the Mediterranean.As an international… (more)

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (May 23, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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