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Title:
The heritage crusade and the spoils of history
Author:
Lowenthal, David.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Possessed by the past
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xvii, 338 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Possessed by the past. New York : Free Press, c1996.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780521635622
Format :
Book

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Central Library D16.9 .L636 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Heritage has burgeoned over the past quarter of a century from a small lite 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.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Heritage ascendant
2 Personal legacies
3 Collective legacies
4 Heritage assailed
5 The purpose and practice of history
6 The purpose of heritage
7 The practice of heritage
8 Being first
9 Being innate
10 Rivalry and restitution

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