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An Etruscan Affair


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Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: George Dennis: In and out of Etruria (Tom Rasmussen) Chapter 2: The Etruscan Academy of Cortona: its role in establishing modern archaeology and the preservation of cultural heritage (Paolo Bruschetti) Chapter 3: The re-use of Etruscan artefacts from antiquity to the 19th century (Giovannangelo Camporeale) Chapter 4: Exhibiting the Etruscans in Bloomsbury and Pall Mall (Judith Swaddling) Chapter 5: Following the Greeks `at a respectful distance': Etruscan objects in Charles Townley's collection (Dirk Booms) Chapter 6: Making copies of Etruscan paintings: the history of the Facsimile Gallery in Florence (Susanna Sarti) Chapter 7: Glyptomania: the study, collection, reproduction and re-use of Etruscan engraved gems in the 18th and 19th centuries (Ulf R. Hansson) Chapter 8: `Non restando sopra il letto, che il segno di quanto avevo veduto': Etruscan skeletons on display in the 19th century (Laurent Haumesser) Chapter 9: Nascent modern Etruscology and its roots in Roman antiquarianism at the turn of the 17th century (Bruno Gialluca) Chapter 10: The curious case of Castellina in Chianti and evidence for the reception of Etruscan culture in 16th-century Europe (Nancy T. de Grummond) Chapter 11: A Tuscan forger, Cotton Mather and the Salem Witch Trials, 1693 (Ingrid Rowland) Chapter 12: Becoming Augustus or Porsenna? The ambiguities of Ferdinando de Medici's garden at Rome (Vincent Jolivet) Chapter 13: Piranesi's Carceri and 18th-century reflection in Venice on the Etruscans' contribution to architecture (Lola Kantor-Kazovsky) Chapter 14: Collecting Etruscan antiquities in the 17th century: the evidence and legacy of the Chigi collection in Formello (Iefke van Kampen) Chapter 15: The ideal of the Etruscans in the Italian Risorgimento: the evidence of the collection of the Counts Faina (Giuseppe M. Della Fina) Chapter 16: James Byres: a note on Catholicism, Jacobitism and the Etruscans (Peter Davidson) Chapter 17: The `Etruscan' impact on Wedgwood: a misattribution (Nancy Hirschland Ramage) Chapter 18: An Egyptian tomb, an Etruscan inscription and the funerary monument of an American Civil War officer (Lisa Pieraccini) Bibliography Index

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Judith Swaddling is Curator of the Etruscan and Italic collections at the British Museum. She organised the Etruscan World gallery at the British Museum and has been responsible for numerous conferences, lectures, workshops and publications concerning the Etruscans. She is a member of both the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Etruschi ed Italici and the Accademia Etrusca di Cortona and for many years has sought to bring the Etruscans to a wider audience.

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