The Politics and Practices of Cultural Heritage in the Middle East: Positioning the Material Past in Contemporary Societies

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During the nineteenth century, cultural heritage became a dominant feature of the political ideology of the European states and of their colonies. It became a new form of legitimization for the rising nation-state, cementing its inextricable link with that nation's politics and practices. The set of concepts and practices defining cultural heritage were exported to, and imposed over, the colonized populations in North Africa and the Near East. The legacy of the colonial period has proven very significant in the domain of ...

The Politics and Practices of Cultural Heritage in the Middle East: Positioning the Material Past in Contemporary Societies 2014, Tauris Academic Studies, London

ISBN-13: 9781848855359

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