From Antiquities to Heritage: Transformations of Cultural Memory

From Antiquities to Heritage: Transformations of Cultural Memory

Eighteenth-century gentleman scholars collected antiquities. Nineteenth-century nation states built museums to preserve their historical monuments. In the present world, heritage is a global concern as well as an issue of identity politics. What does it mean when runic stones or medieval churches are transformed from antiquities to monuments to heritage sites? This book argues that the transformations concern more than words alone: They reflect fundamental changes… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (May 01, 2014)

Collection: Time and the World: Interdisciplinary Studies in Cultural Transformations

Parent ISBN: 9781782382980

Page count: 188 pages

Language: English


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