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Tombs of the great leaders : a contemporary guide

Author: Gwendolyn Leick
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A visit to Ankara, Turkey, would include a trip to Anitkabir, the burial site of Turkey's founder and first president, Ataturk. The massive stone building houses numerous sculptures and a large ceremonial plaza and is surrounded by an elaborate park. Ataturk is far from the only former leader to be remembered by such decorative means. Since the beginning of human history, societies have built tombs and mausoleums to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leick, Gwendolyn, 1951-
Tombs of the great leaders.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn Leick
ISBN: 1780232268 9781780232263
OCLC Number: 900741926
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color
Contents: Preface --
Enduring signification : mounds, monuments and mausolea --
Safeguarding the immortality of revolutionary leaders : mausolea in communist countries --
Fantasy and reality : the burial places of fascist leaders --
New nations, new monuments : mausolea for fathers of the nation --
Not the final resting place : temporary mausolea --
Appropriated traditions --
Political mausolea in Africa --
References --
Chronological list of tombs and mausolea --
Bibliographies --
Acknowledgements --
Illustration Acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Gwendolyn Leick.

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Combining history, architecture and travel writing, Tombs of the Great Leaders is a fascinating and revealing study of the political tomb, from Bronze Age tumuli to those built in the twentieth and  Read more...

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