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

Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission

From Decay to Recovery

Editors: Falser, Michael (Ed.)

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  • 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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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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission: Methodological Considerations

    Pages 1-32

    Falser, Michael

  • Colonialism without Colonies: The Civilizing Missions in the Habsburg Empire

    Pages 35-48

    Telesko, Werner

  • German Colonialism and the Formation of African Heritage

    Pages 49-63

    Speitkamp, Winfried

  • Between the Colonial, the Global, and the Local—Civilizing India’s Past under Different Regimes

    Pages 67-82

    Menon, A. G. Krishna

  • Save Borobudur! The Moral Dynamics of Heritage Formation in Indonesia across Orders and Borders, 1930s–1980s

    Pages 83-119

    Bloembergen, Marieke (et al.)

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-13638-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Softcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-13637-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission
Book Subtitle
From Decay to Recovery
Editors
  • Michael Falser
Series Title
Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13638-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13638-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-13637-0
Series ISSN
2191-656X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 355
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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