Empire, the British Museum, and the Making of the Biblical Scholar in the Nineteenth Century

Archival Criticism

Authors: Cuéllar, Gregory L.

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  • Offers a critical counter-reading of the early history of the British Museum
  • Focuses on the collaborative relationships and affective modes of affiliation between scientific-based biblical critics and the British Museum Offers an analysis of the ethical and political implications of a national museum of the Bible
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Since the modern period, the field of biblical studies has relied upon libraries, museums, and archives for its evidentiary and credentialing needs. Yet, absent in biblical scholarship is a thorough and critical examination of the instrumentality of the discipline’s master archives for elite power structures. Addressing this gap in biblical scholarship lies central to this book. Interrogated here is a premier repository or master archive of the discipline: the British Museum. Using an assemblage of critical theories from archival discourse to postcolonial studies, space theory to governmentality studies, the focal point of this book is at the intersections of the Museum’s rise to scientific prominence, the British Empire, and the conferring of scientific authority to modern biblical critics in the nineteenth century.  Gregory L. Cuéllar initiates a season of historicization of the master archives of biblical studies and archival criticism.


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Gregory L. Cuéllar is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA. His research reveals a transdisciplinary scope, focusing primarily on the intersections of elite power and master archives as well as religion and migration.

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empire, the British Museum, and the Making of the Biblical Scholar in the Nineteenth Century
Book Subtitle
Archival Criticism
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24028-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24028-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24027-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 188
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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