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The historical re-evaluation of cultural heritage in modern post conflict situations

Clancy, Hannah Elizabeth (2010)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

The loss of cultural heritage is familiar to us all in both current times with the looting of the Iraqi Museum in Baghdad and in the past as seen in the bombing of many cities during World War Two. The reasons for destruction are often complex and difficult to determine despite much speculation in the news. What is perhaps given less news coverage is what comes next; the equally complex task of reconstructing the damaged heritage. Throughout this study it became apparent that there was a problem with the current post-war approach, looking at heritage in terms of destruction and reconstruction. This thesis attempts to create a new term for approaching heritage post-war; historical re-evaluation. This approach hopes to provide a deeper understanding of cultural heritage and how it reflects and is reflected by a society post-war.

Type of Work:M.Phil. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Carman, John
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity
Subjects:N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
DR Balkan Peninsula
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:943
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