Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

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A history of the creation of museums in Ottoman Turkey, which demonstrates that museum-building was both a product of and a response to European imperialism. Having learned to value their antiquities, the Ottomans proceeded to use them as visual manifestations of emerging nationalism.
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