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Fortifications, post-colonialism and power : ruins and imperial legacies

Author: João Sarmento
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Company, ©2011.
Series: 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sarmento, João, 1969-
Fortifications, post-colonialism and power.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Company, ©2011
(DLC) 2011017999
(OCoLC)720899739
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: João Sarmento
ISBN: 9781409403043 1409403041
OCLC Number: 759877708
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 158 pages) : maps.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Ruins and imperial legacies: global geographies of Portuguese-built forts; Portugal's 'weekend at the coast': Fort Jesus and empire celebrations in Kenya; (Post)colonial voices at Fort Jesus, Kenya; Mitigating the past: landscapes and memory fabrications in Cape Verde; A neglected trophy, elusive oil and re-workings of memory in Sao Tome e Principe; In the shadows of Mazagan: the Medina of Azamour, Morocco; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Heritage, culture, and identity.
Responsibility: by João Sarmento.
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