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The Military And Colonial Destruction Of The Roman Landscape Of North Africa 1830-1900 PDF

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The Military And Colonial Destruction Of The Roman Landscape Of North Africa 1830-1900 PDF

The French invaded Algeria in 1830, and found a landscape rich in Roman remains, which they proceeded to re-use to support the constructions such as fortresses, barracks and hospitals needed to fight the natives (who continued to object to their presence), and to house the various colonisation projects with which they intended to solidify their hold on the country, and to make it both modern and profitable. Arabs and Berbers had occasionally made use of the ruins, but it was still a Roman and Early Christian landscape when the French arrived. In the space of two generations, this was destroyed, just as were many ancient remains in France, in part because “real” architecture was Greek, not Roman.

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The Military And Colonial Destruction Of The Roman Landscape Of North Africa 1830-1900 PDF

Author Michael Greenhalgh
Isbn 9004248404
File size 20.2 MB
Year 2014
Pages 432
Language English
File format PDF
Category History

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