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Uncovering the Germanic PastMerovingian Archaeology in France, 1830-1914$
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Bonnie Effros

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199696710

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199696710.001.0001

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Public Reception of Merovingian-Period Finds

Public Reception of Merovingian-Period Finds

(p.299) 8 Public Reception of Merovingian-Period Finds
Uncovering the Germanic Past

Bonnie Effros

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines public reception of archaeological finds from the Merovingian period in nineteenth-century France. More specifically, it looks at the publication of news of archaeological discoveries and advances in research in newspapers and illustrated magazines, and whether such news reached a contemporary readership beyond the members of archaeological societies. It also considers how amateur archaeologists raised the profile of their undertakings and attracted a more general audience. In addition, the chapter discusses the debates among historians about the origins of France, as publicised in the Revue des deux mondes, as well as the artistic imaginings of French history in paintings based on archaeological discoveries. Finally, it analyses the inclusion of Merovingians in the primary and secondary school curriculum as a way to disseminate archaeological research and its impact on the popular imagination.

Keywords:   archaeological finds, Merovingian period, France, newspapers, illustrated magazines, audience, Revue des deux mondes, paintings, school curriculum, archaeological research

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