The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History

The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History

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Synopsis

Heritage has burgeoned over the past quarter of a century from a small élite preoccupation into a major popular crusade. Everything from Disneyland to the Holocaust Museum, from the Balkan wars to the Northern Irish troubles, from Elvis memorabilia to the Elgin Marbles bears the marks of the cult of heritage. In this acclaimed 1998 book David Lowenthal explains the rise of this obsession with the past and examines its power for both good and evil.

Book information

ISBN: 9780521635622
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 930.1
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 338
Weight: 526g
Height: 228mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 22mm