From Antiquities to Heritage: Transformations of Cultural Memory

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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 in the way we experience the past, and the way historical ...

From Antiquities to Heritage: Transformations of Cultural Memory 2016, Berghahn Books, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781785332050

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From Antiquities to Heritage: Transformations of Cultural Memory 2014, Berghahn Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781782382980

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