Historical Urban Landscape

  • Gábor Sonkoly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-189

About this book


This book uses the Historic Urban Landscape - the most recently codified notion of international urban heritage conservation - to demonstrate why it is necessary to demarcate history from cultural heritage and what consequences the increasing popularity of the latter have on history. It also demonstrates how the history of cultural heritage can be constructed as a historical problem. First, the conceptual history of urban heritage preservation – based on the standard setting instruments of international organizations – reveals the fundamental elements of the current concept of urban heritage. Second, this concept, as worded in the HUL approach, is investigated through the analysis of Vienna, which played a crucial role in the establishment of HUL. These examples are used to to show how the evolution of cultural heritage can be constructed as a historical problem.


international urban heritage conservation World Heritage sites Cultural Heritage and history urban history Historic Urban Landscapes

Authors and affiliations

  • Gábor Sonkoly
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  1. 1.Eötvös Loránd University of BudapestBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49165-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49166-0
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