By Michael Falser

ISBN-10: 3319136372

ISBN-13: 9783319136370

This e-book investigates the function of cultural background as a constitutive size of alternative civilizing missions from the colonial period to the current. It contains case stories of the Habsburg Empire and German colonialism in Africa, Asian case reviews of (post)colonial India and the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia, China and French Indochina, and a unique dialogue on 20th-century Cambodia and the temples of Angkor.

The subject matters tested variety from architectural and highbrow historical past to old protection and recovery. Taken jointly, they give an outline of old methods spanning centuries of institutional practices, in which the concept that of cultural historical past used to be appropriated either through political regimes and for UNESCO international historical past agendas.

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