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Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission

From Decay to Recovery

Editors:

  • The first trans-disciplinary insight into the concept of 'cultural heritage' within the intellectual history of 'civilizing missions' from colonial to postcolonial and today's globalized times

  • A unique compilation of case studies from the Habsburg Empire to German colonialism in Africa, to South and Southeast Asia (including the sites of Borobudur and Angkor) and China

  • Offers a wide range of impressive illustrations from different historical and current media, ranging from colonial press and photography to UNESCO World Heritage material

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Direct Neighbours and the “Primitive”

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-33
  3. Civilizing Missions (Post)colonial

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
  4. Archaeological Pasts for Revolutionary Presents

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-179
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 347-356

About this book

This book investigates the role of cultural heritage as a constitutive dimension of different civilizing missions from the colonial era to the present. It includes case studies of the Habsburg Empire and German colonialism in Africa, Asian case studies of (post)colonial India and the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia, China and French Indochina, and a special discussion on 20th-century Cambodia and the temples of Angkor.

The themes examined range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and restoration. Taken together, they offer an overview of historical processes spanning two centuries of institutional practices, wherein the concept of cultural heritage was appropriated both by political regimes and for UNESCO World Heritage agendas.

Keywords

  • Angkor
  • Architectural History
  • Civilizing Mission
  • Conservation and Archaeology
  • Cultural Heritage

Editors and Affiliations

  • Karl Jaspers Centre, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

    Michael Falser

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-13638-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)