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War and cultural heritage : biographies of place

Author: Marie Louise Stig Sørensen; Dacia Viejo-Rose
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The reconstruction of society after conflict is complex and multifaceted. This book investigates this theme as it relates to cultural heritage through a number of case studies relating to European wars since 1864. The case studies show in detail how buildings, landscapes, and monuments become important agents in postconflict reconstruction, as well as how their meanings change and how they become sites of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Louise Stig Sørensen; Dacia Viejo-Rose
ISBN: 9781107059337 110705933X
OCLC Number: 891610524
Description: xx, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: The impact of conflict on cultural heritage : a biographical lens / M.L.S. Sorensen and D. Viejo-Rose --
Dybbol : the construction and reconstruction of a memorial landscape / M.L.S. Sorensen and I. Adriansen --
"The cemetery of France" : reconstruction and memorialization on the battlefield of Verdun (France) / J-P. Amat, P. Filippucci and E. Savouret --
Something old, something new : the materiality of tradition and power in the post-war reconstruction of Gernika's Foru Plaza / D. Viejo-Rose --
The Dresden Frauenkirche as a contested symbol : the architecture of the remembrance after war / K-S. Rehberg and M. Neutzner --
The Prison of Carabanchel (Madrid, Spain) : a life story / A. Gonzalez-Ruibal and C. Ortiz --
"A heritage of resistance" : changing readings of Belgrade's Generalstab / B. Davenport --
Grand ruins : the case of Ledra Palace Hotel and the rendering of "conflict" as heritage in Cyprus / O. Demetriou --
Changing meaning of Second World War monuments in post-Dayton Bosnia Herzegovina : a case --
Study of the Kozara Monument and Memorial Complex / D. Sahovic and D. Zulumovic --
Imagining community in Bosnia : constructing and reconstructing the Slana Banja Memorial Complex in tuzla / I. Armakolas --
Postscript 1: The time of place / D. Uzzell --
Postscript 2: When memory takes place / C. Paludan-Muller.
Responsibility: edited by Marie Louise Stig Sørensen and Dacia Viejo-Rose.


This book explores the relationship between cultural heritage and conflict through the use of new empirical evidence and critical theory and by focusing on post-conflict scenarios. It includes  Read more...


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