Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context

'Archaeologizing' Heritage?

Transcultural Entanglements between Local Social Practices and Global Virtual Realities

Editors: Falser, Michael, Juneja, Monica (Eds.)

  • The first trans-disciplinary insight into the concept of 'archaeological heritage' between architectural and intellectual history, historic preservation and scientific computing
  • A unique compilation of case studies on South and Southeast Asia which covers the world-famous sites of Angkor, Pagan and Bamiyan
  • Offers a wide range of impressive illustrations from different historical and current media an archaeological sites: manuals, drawings, maps, plaster casts, tourist guides, photogrammetric materials and virtual computer models
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This book investigates what has constituted notions of "archaeological heritage" from colonial times to the present. It includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia. The contributions, the subjects of which range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and restoration, evaluate historical processes spanning two centuries which saw the imagination and production of "dead archaeological ruins" by often overlooking living local, social, and ritual forms of usage on site.

Case studies from computational modelling in archaeology discuss a comparable paradigmatic change from a mere simulation of supposedly dead archaeological building material to an increasing appreciation and scientific incorporation of the knowledge of local stakeholders. This book seeks to bring these different approaches from the humanities and engineering sciences into a trans-disciplinary discussion.

Reviews

“This book has successfully articulated the theoretical and empirical issues of ‘archaeologizing’ heritage beyond specific time and place; at the same time it stimulates readers to consider the  importance of intangible or spiritual and socio-economic dimensions of the ‘living heritage’ approach and reminds us of the existence of a fertile ground for debates on the notion and practice of heritage.” (Keiko Miura, ASEASUK News, Issue 57, 2015)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • ‘Archaeologizing’ Heritage and Transcultural Entanglements: An Introduction

    Falser, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • A Conservation Code for the Colony: John Marshall’s Conservation Manual and Monument Preservation Between India and Europe

    Sengupta, Indra

    Pages 21-37

  • Picturesque Authenticity in Early Archaeological Photography in British India

    Weiler, Katharina

    Pages 39-59

  • Virtual Visions of Angkor: Plaster Casts and Drawings in the Indochinese Museum of the Trocadero Palace in Paris

    Baptiste, Pierre

    Pages 63-79

  • From Colonial Map to Visitor’s Parcours: Tourist Guides and the Spatiotemporal Making of the Archaeological Park of Angkor

    Falser, Michael

    Pages 81-106

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-35870-8
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Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-35869-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
'Archaeologizing' Heritage?
Book Subtitle
Transcultural Entanglements between Local Social Practices and Global Virtual Realities
Editors
  • Michael Falser
  • Monica Juneja
Series Title
Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35870-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35870-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-35869-2
Series ISSN
2191-656X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 287
Number of Illustrations and Tables
110 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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