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Fortifications, Post-colonialism and Power : Ruins and Imperial Legacies.

Author: João Sarmento
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2011.
Series: Heritage, culture, and identity.
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By critically examining Portuguese fortiifications across the former Lusophone empire, this book constructs a cultural and political geography that informs our understandings of the performance of the 'colonial present', it investigates how memory attaches itself to places and discusses how contemporary postcolonial states resolve the ambiguous public treatment of colonialism and the 'colonial present. This book  Read more...
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Sarmento, João.
Fortifications, Post-colonialism and Power : Ruins and Imperial Legacies.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: João Sarmento
ISBN: 9781409403043 1409403041 9781409403036 1409403033 1283297264 9781283297264
OCLC Number: 759807208
Description: 1 online resource (175 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 Ruins and Imperial Legacies: Global Geographies of Portuguese-built Forts; 2 Portugal's 'Weekend at the Coast': Fort Jesus and Empire Celebration in Kenya; 3 (Post)colonial Voices at Fort Jesus, Kenya; 4 Mitigating the Past: Landscapes and Memory Fabrications in Cape Verde; 6 In the Shadows of Mazagan: The Medina of Azamour, Morocco; 7 Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Heritage, culture, and identity.
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Forts are marks and wounds of the history of human violence. This book examines how this global but chameleonic network of forts can offer insights into both the geopolitics of Empire and their  Read more...

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