War and cultural heritage : biographies of place
- edited by Marie Louise Stig Sørensen and Dacia Viejo Rose.
- New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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- xx, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) and index.
- Introduction: the impact of conflict on cultural heritage: a biographical lens Marie Louise Stig Sorensen and Dacia Viejo-Rose--
- 1. Dybbol: the construction and reconstruction of a memorial landscape Marie Louise Stig Sorensen and Dacia Viejo-Rose--
- 2. 'The cemetery of France': reconstruction and memorialisation on the battlefield of Verdun Jean-Paul Amat, Paola Filippucci and Edwige Savouret--
- 3. Something old, something new: the materiality of tradition and power in the postwar reconstruction of Gernika's Foru Plaza Dacia Viejo-Rose--
- 4. The Dresden Frauenkirche as a contested symbol: the architecture of remembrance after war Karl-Siegbert Rehberg and Matthias Neutzner--
- 5. The prison of Carabanchel (Madrid, Spain): a life story Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal and Carmen Ortiz--
- 6. 'A heritage of resistance': changing readings of Belgrade's Generalstab Ben Davenport--
- 7. Grand ruins: the case of the Ledra Palace Hotel and the rendering of 'conflict' as heritage in Cyprus Olga Demetriou--
- 8. Changing the meaning of Second World War monuments in post-Dayton Bosnia Herzegovina: a case study of the Kozara monument and memorial complex Dzenan Sahovic and Dino Zulumovic--
- 9. Imagining community in Bosnia: constructing and reconstructing the Slana Banja memorial complex in Tuzla Ioannis Armakolas-- Postscript
- 1: the time of place David Uzzell-- Postscript
- 2: when memory takes place Carsten Paludan-Muller.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The reconstruction of society after conflict is complex and multifaceted. This book investigates this theme as it relates to cultural heritage through a number of case studies relating to European wars since 1864. The case studies show in detail how buildings, landscapes, and monuments become important agents in post-conflict reconstruction, as well as how their meanings change and how they become sites of competition over historical narratives and claims. Looking at iconic and lesser-known sites, this book connects broad theoretical discussions of reconstruction and memorialisation to specific physical places, and in the process it traces shifts in their meanings over time. This book identifies common threads and investigates their wider implications. It explores the relationship between cultural heritage and international conflict, paying close attention to the long aftermaths of acts of destruction and reconstruction and making important contributions through the use of new empirical evidence and critical theory.
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- Cultural property > Protection > Europe.
- Postwar reconstruction > Europe.
- Memorialization > Europe.
- War and society > Europe.
- Architecture and war > Europe.
- Historic preservation > Social aspects > Europe.
- Historic sites > Conservation and restoration > Europe.
- Monuments > Conservation and restoration > Europe.
- Landscape protection > Europe.
- Europe > Antiquities.
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