Balkan Heritages

Balkan Heritages

This volume deals with the relation between heritage, history and politics in the Balkans.

Author: Maria Couroucli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134800759

Category: History

Page: 270

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This volume deals with the relation between heritage, history and politics in the Balkans. Contributions examine diverse ways in which material and immaterial heritage has been articulated, negotiated and manipulated since the nineteenth century. The major question addressed here is how modern Balkan nations have voiced claims about their past by establishing ’proof’ of a long historical presence on their territories in order to legitimise national political narratives. Focusing on claims constructed in relation to tangible evidence of past presence, especially architecture and townscape, the contributors reveal the rich relations between material and immaterial conceptions of heritage. This comparative take on Balkan public uses of the past also reveals many common trends in social and political practices, ideas and fixations embedded in public and collective memories. Balkan Heritages revisits some general truths about the Balkans as a region and a category, in scholarship and in politics. Contributions to the volume adopt a transnational and trans-disciplinary perspective of Balkan identities and heritage(s), viewed here as symbolic resources deployed by diverse local actors with special emphasis on scholars and political leaders.
Categories: History

Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans Studies in Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Restoration and Conservation

Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans  Studies in Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Restoration and Conservation

This volume is largely based on the scientific communications given at the Fifth Balkan Symposium of Archaeometry 2016 (BSA5). The Editors gracefully asked me to write this foreword given my contribution in organizing the event and ...

Author: Nona Palincas

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789691979

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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In a period when the study of archaeological remains is enriched through new methods derived from the natural sciences and when there is general agreement on the need for more investment in the study, restoration and conservation of the tangible cultural heritage, this book presents contributions to these fields from South-Eastern Europe.
Categories: Social Science

Everyday Life in the Balkans

Everyday Life in the Balkans

Balkan Heritages: Negotiating History and Culture. Farnham: Ashgate. Cowan, Jane K., ed. 2000. Macedonia: The Politics of Identity and Difference. London: Pluto. Danforth, Loring M. 1995. The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a ...

Author: David W. Montgomery

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253038197

Category: History

Page: 422

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Everyday Life in the Balkans gathers the work of leading scholars across disciplines to provide a broad overview of the countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey. This region has long been characterized as a place of instability and political turmoil, from World War I, through the Yugoslav Wars, and even today as debate continues over issues such as the influx of refugees or the expansion of the European Union. However, the work gathered here moves beyond the images of war and post-socialist stagnation which dominate Western media coverage of the region to instead focus on the lived experiences of the people in these countries. Contributors consider a wide range of issues including family dynamics, gay rights, war memory, religion, cinema, fashion, and politics. Using clear language and engaging examples, Everyday Life in the Balkans provides the background context necessary for an enlightened conversation about the policies, economics, and culture of the region.
Categories: History

Entangled Histories of the Balkans

Entangled Histories of the Balkans

As they gradually constructed their own ideologies and scholarly traditions, other Yugoslav nations started formulating their own claims to the same Balkan heritage that was supposed to underpin the unity of the large South Slavic ...

Author: Roumen Dontchev Daskalov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004337824

Category: History

Page: 668

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The essays in this volume address theoretical and methodological issues of Balkan or Southeast European regional studies—questions of scholarly concepts, definitions, and approaches but also the extra-scholarly, ideological, political, and geopolitical motivations that underpin them.
Categories: History

Condition of the Cultural and Natural Heritage in the Balkan Region

Condition of the Cultural and Natural Heritage in the Balkan Region

All of them have been performed using different approaches in accordance with UNESCO recommendations . The Butrint National Park can help as a case study applied to the Balkan's heritage ; how a site ...

Author: Mila Popović-Živančević

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000124351184

Category: Architecture

Page: 651

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Categories: Architecture

The Heritage of Edirne in Ottoman and Turkish Times

The Heritage of Edirne in Ottoman and Turkish Times

From this point on, Balkan cities started to develop their peculiar Ottoman shape, quite distinct from what had been there before. The oldest surviving building of the Ottoman city of Edirne lies in the western Byzantine suburb now ...

Author: Birgit Krawietz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110639087

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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Modern scholarship has not given Edirne the attention it deserves regarding its significance as one of the capitals of the Ottoman Empire. This edited volume offers a reinterpretation of Edirne’s history from Early Ottoman times to recent periods of the Turkish Republic. Presently, disconnections and discontinuities introduced by the transition from empire to nation state still characterize the image of the city and the historiography about it. In contrast, this volume examines how the city engages in the forming, deflecting and creative appropriation of its heritage, a process that has turned Edirne into a UNESCO heritage hotspot. A closer historical analysis demonstrates the dissonances and contradictions that these different interpretations and uses of heritage produce. From the beginning, Edirne was shaped by its connectivity and relationality to other places, above all to Istanbul. This perspective is employed at many different levels, e.g., with regard to its population, institutions, architecture, infrastructures and popular culture, but also regarding the imaginations Edirne triggered. In sum, this multi-disciplinary volume boosts urban history beyond Istanbul and offers new insight into Ottoman and Turkish connectivities from the vantage point of certain key moments of Edirne’s history.
Categories: Philosophy

Cultural Heritage in Migration

Cultural Heritage in Migration

Balkan Kiosk Mainz BG Shop Serdika Da hapna Bulgarische Lebensmittel Balkan Markt BG-Balkan Markt Balkan Imbiss Kolbermoor Köln Köln Maintz Mannheim Munich, Offenbach Nürnbeg Regensburg Frankfurt am Main Fürth Hamburg Hannover Harras ...

Author: Lina Gergova

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789543263325

Category:

Page: 494

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The Balkans Ethnic and Cultural Crossroads

The Balkans  Ethnic and Cultural Crossroads

... is a continuous process of exchanging knowledge , and adopting techniques and technologies , living standards , customs and rituals , images and ideas , which contribute to the development of a common Balkan cultural heritage .

Author: Maria Couroucli

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287130728

Category: Political Science

Page: 87

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Categories: Political Science

Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Bosnia feud threatens end to shared Balkan heritage, Reuters, 9 January. IWPR Staff Sarajevo 2013. Sarajevo Museum in Peril, IWPR, Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 22 February, http://iwpr.net/. 28 The Venice Charter, ICOMOS, 1964, ...

Author: Helen Walasek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317172987

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

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The massive intentional destruction of cultural heritage during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War targeting a historically diverse identity provoked global condemnation and became a seminal marker in the discourse on cultural heritage. It prompted an urgent reassessment of how cultural property could be protected in times of conflict and led to a more definitive recognition in international humanitarian law that destruction of a people's cultural heritage is an aspect of genocide. Yet surprisingly little has been published on the subject. This wide-ranging book provides the first comprehensive overview and critical analysis of the destruction of Bosnia-Herzegovina's cultural heritage and its far-reaching impact. Scrutinizing the responses of the international community during the war (including bodies like UNESCO and the Council of Europe), the volume also analyses how, after the conflict ended, external agendas impinged on heritage reconstruction to the detriment of the broader peace process and refugee return. It assesses implementation of Annex 8 of the Dayton Peace Agreement, a unique attempt to address the devastation to Bosnia's cultural heritage, and examines the treatment of war crimes involving cultural property at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). With numerous case studies and plentiful illustrations, this important volume considers questions which have moved to the foreground with the inclusion of cultural heritage preservation in discussions of the right to culture in human rights discourse and as a vital element of post-conflict and development aid.
Categories: Social Science

Balkanismen heute

Balkanismen heute

For DENSUSIANU (1901: 109) the arrival of Slavs in the Balkans would transform the Italian dialect or Balkan ... This emancipation process from the Balkan heritage in the late 19th century is reflected in the modernization of the ...

Author: Thede Kahl

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643503886

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 380

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Categories: Balkan Peninsula

Archaeology Anthropology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia

Archaeology  Anthropology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia

in the fields of archaeology and history in the Balkans . ... This emphasises further the Greek - ness ( or rather Hellene - ness ) of Balkan heritage , setting the research focus of the Institute geographically and temporally within ...

Author: David Shankland

Publisher:

ISBN: 975428282X

Category: Anthropologists

Page: 1313

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Archaeology; anthropology; Balkan Peninsula; history; 1878-1920.
Categories: Anthropologists

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology

Proceedings of the Third International Congress on the Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans, 1–5 November 2006, Bucharest, Romania (Istanbul: IRCICA), ... Centres and Peripheries in Ottoman Architecture: Rediscovering a Balkan Heritage.

Author: Bethany Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199987870

Category: History

Page: 792

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Islamic archaeology is young discipline, emerging only over the course of the 1980s and 1990s. The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology is the first work of its kind to cover the archaeology of the Islamic world on a global scale, from North Africa to China and Europe to sub-Saharan Africa.
Categories: History

The Shaping Shaikh

The Shaping Shaikh

Corbin, H. 1998 Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Ṣūfism of Ibn ʻArabī Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Couroucli, M. & Marinov, T. eds. 2016 Balkan Heritages: Negotiating History and Culture New York: ...

Author: Dejan Aždajić

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110675481

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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Islam is more than a system of rigid doctrines and normative principles. It is a diverse mosaic of subjective, often contradictory interpretations and discrepant applications that prohibit a narrow, one-dimensional approach. This book argues that to uncover this complex reality and achieve a more accurate understanding of Islam as a lived religion, it is imperative to consider Islam from the point of view of human beings who practice their faith. Consequently, this book provides an important contribution through a detailed ethnographic study of two contemporary Sufi communities. Although both groups shared much in common, there was a fundamental, almost perplexing range of theological convictions and ritual implementations. This book explores the mechanism that accounts for such diversity, arguing for a direct correlation between Sufi multiformity and the agency of the spiritual leader, the Shaikh. Empirical research regarding the authority by which Shaikhs subjectively generate legitimate adaptations that shape the contours of religious belief are lacking. This study is significant, because it focuses on how leadership operates in Sufism, highlighting the primacy of the Shaikh in the selection and appropriation of inherited norms.
Categories: Religion

Geoheritage and Geotourism

Geoheritage and Geotourism

Within Albania, as elsewhere in south-east Europe, geosite selections from the national and international Balkan ... the 'Balkan Framework List of Geological Heritage' (made up of various published contributions from Albania, ...

Author: Thomas A. Hose

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783271474

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Europe's engagement from the late sixteenth century onwards in scientific Earth science inquiry has generated numerous and varied collections of minerals, rocks, and fossils, together with their associated archives, artworks and publications, forming a rich cultural geoheritage held in major private and especially royal and aristocratic collections, museums, universities, archives and libraries. The mines, quarries, geological structures, landforms, minerals, rocks and fossils - or geodiversity - that underpin these collections populate past and present-day Earth science literature. However, for too long their scientific, historic and cultural significance was not universally recognised and generally they were not accorded adequate resources and protection - or geoconservation. Hence, geotourism was developed in the 1990s to raise public awareness of Europe's geoheritage and geodiversity and to promote its geoconservation; the volume's theoretical essays and case studies examine these four core geoelements and provide a timely introduction for anyone interested in natural history museums, countryside management, and landscape-based tourism. Dr Thomas A. Hose is an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. He has pioneered the recognition of and research into geotourism, and is the author of the world's first doctoral thesis on the subject. Contributors: Kevin Crawford, Peter Davis, John E. Gordon. Thomas A. Hose, Jonathan G. Larwood, Slobodan B. Markovic, Martin Munt, Emmanuel Reynard, Nemanja Tomic, Djordjije A. Vasiljevic, Margaret Wood, Volker Wreded provide a timely introduction for anyone interested in natural history museums, countryside management, and landscape-based tourism. Dr Thomas A. Hose is an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. He has pioneered the recognition of and research into geotourism, and is the author of the world's first doctoral thesis on the subject. Contributors: Kevin Crawford, Peter Davis, John E. Gordon. Thomas A. Hose, Jonathan G. Larwood, Slobodan B. Markovic, Martin Munt, Emmanuel Reynard, Nemanja Tomic, Djordjije A. Vasiljevic, Margaret Wood, Volker Wreded provide a timely introduction for anyone interested in natural history museums, countryside management, and landscape-based tourism. Dr Thomas A. Hose is an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. He has pioneered the recognition of and research into geotourism, and is the author of the world's first doctoral thesis on the subject. Contributors: Kevin Crawford, Peter Davis, John E. Gordon. Thomas A. Hose, Jonathan G. Larwood, Slobodan B. Markovic, Martin Munt, Emmanuel Reynard, Nemanja Tomic, Djordjije A. Vasiljevic, Margaret Wood, Volker Wreded provide a timely introduction for anyone interested in natural history museums, countryside management, and landscape-based tourism. Dr Thomas A. Hose is an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. He has pioneered the recognition of and research into geotourism, and is the author of the world's first doctoral thesis on the subject. Contributors: Kevin Crawford, Peter Davis, John E. Gordon. Thomas A. Hose, Jonathan G. Larwood, Slobodan B. Markovic, Martin Munt, Emmanuel Reynard, Nemanja Tomic, Djordjije A. Vasiljevic, Margaret Wood, Volker Wrede: Kevin Crawford, Peter Davis, John E. Gordon. Thomas A. Hose, Jonathan G. Larwood, Slobodan B. Markovic, Martin Munt, Emmanuel Reynard, Nemanja Tomic, Djordjije A. Vasiljevic, Margaret Wood, Volker Wrede
Categories: Business & Economics

Fake Heritage

Fake Heritage

140–58 Blagova, Ana, 2018, 'Bulgaria's “Fake” Castles Fail to Inspire Tourist Boom', BalkanInsight, Balkan ... 2018, Authentic Reconstruction: Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage (London: Bloomsbury) Bosker, Bianca, 2013, ...

Author: John Darlington

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300246766

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

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The first survey of the many redesigned and imitation historical landmarks and objects that dot the globe "John Darlington shows . . . it is not just written history that is malleable; it is also history on the ground, heritage in brick and stone, wood and metal."--Simon Jenkins, Times Literary Supplement What happens when the past--or, more specifically, a piece of cultural heritage--is fabricated? From 50 replica Eiffel Towers located around the world to Saddam Hussein's reconstructions of ancient cities, examples of forged heritage are widespread. Some are easy to dismiss as blatant frauds (the Piltdown Man), while others adhere to honest copying or respectful homage (the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee). This compelling book examines copies of historic buildings, faux archaeological sites, and other false artifacts, using them to explore the ethics and consequences of reconstructing the past; it also tackles the issues involved with faithful, "above-board" re-creations of ancient landmarks. John Darlington probes questions of historical authenticity, seeking the lessons that lurk when history is twisted to tell an untrue story. Amplified by stunning images, the narrative underscores how the issue of duplicating heritage is both intriguing and incredibly complex, especially in the twenty-first century--as communication and technology flourish, so too do our opportunities to be deceived.
Categories: Architecture

Islamic Religious Education in Europe

Islamic Religious Education in Europe

Couroucli, M. and Tchavdar, M. (2016) Balkan Heritages, Negotiating History and Culture. London/N.Y, Routledge. ... Estatiev, S. (2019) Milletic Secularism in the Balkans: Christianity, Islam, and Identity in Bulgaria.

Author: Leni Franken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000378160

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Against the backdrop of labour migration and the ongoing refugee crisis, the ways in which Islam is taught and engaged with in educational settings has become a major topic of contention in Europe. Recognising the need for academic engagement around the challenges and benefits of effective Islamic Religious Education (IRE), this volume offers a comparative study of curricula, teaching materials, and teacher education in fourteen European countries, and in doing so, explores local, national, and international complexities of contemporary IRE. Considering the ways in which Islam is taught and represented in state schools, public Islamic schools, and non-confessional classes, Part One of this volume includes chapters which survey the varying degrees to which fourteen European States have adopted IRE into curricula, and considers the impacts of varied teaching models on Muslim populations. Moving beyond individual countries’ approaches to IRE, chapters in Part Two offer multi-disciplinary perspectives – from the hermeneutical-critical to the postcolonial – to address challenges posed by religious teachings on issues such as feminism, human rights, and citizenship, and the ways these are approached in European settings. Given its multi-faceted approach, this book will be an indispensable resource for postgraduate students, scholars, stakeholders and policymakers working at the intersections of religion, education and policy on religious education.
Categories: Education

The politics of heritage regeneration in South East Europe

The politics of heritage regeneration in South East Europe

(For opinions of rural development and agriculture, see Balkan Barometer 2015: Table 53, p. 72.) The role of increasing trade and commerce, including tourism, is seen as important in terms both of economic development and reconciliation ...

Author: Bold, John

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287182869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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Recent developments in cultural heritage policy and practice in South-East Europe. Since 2003, the Council of Europe–European Commission joint initiative known as the “Ljubljana Process: rehabilitating our common heritage” has set out to unlock the potential of the region’s rich immovable cultural heritage, working with national authorities to accelerate the development of democratic, peaceful and open societies, stimulate local economies and improve the quality of life of local communities. In 2003, the region was overcoming the effects of the traumatic transition to a market economy. Since then, it has been hit hard by the economic crisis of 2008, and more recently by an unprecedented migration crisis. Despite the challenges facing the region in the field of cultural heritage, the present situation can be seen as an opportunity to use the lessons learned from the Ljubljana Process to avoid the traps laid by the cumulative and sometimes inconsistent heritage-protection legislation of the past 60 years, overcoming the legacy of the top-down approach that privileges the “high art” canon rather than the local heritage that reflects the culture of everyday life and which often means more to most people. The authors suggest that selecting from innovative practice elsewhere could make heritage management smarter so that it more directly meets the needs of modern society and individual citizens. This volume reflects the views of international experts involved in the joint initiative and complements earlier studies on the impact of the Ljubljana Process by experts from within the region (Heritage for development in South-East Europe, edited by Gojko Rikolović and Hristina Mikić, 2014) and from the London School of Economics and Political Science (The wider benefits of investment in cultural heritage. Case studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, edited by Will Bartlett, 2015).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans

Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans

In a period when, particularly in the West, the study of archaeological remains is enriched through new methods derived from the natural sciences and when there is general agreement on the need for more investment in the study, restoration ...

Author: Nona Palincas

Publisher:

ISBN: 1789691966

Category: Archaeometry

Page: 155

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In a period when, particularly in the West, the study of archaeological remains is enriched through new methods derived from the natural sciences and when there is general agreement on the need for more investment in the study, restoration and conservation of the tangible cultural heritage, this book presents contributions to these fields from South-Eastern Europe. This region is characterised by a contrast between the rather limited development of the above scientific methods and the particularly rich and diverse material remains of its past societies, as well as by an obvious need to bring closer together traditionally-trained archaeologists with specialists in natural sciences interested in the research and conservation of ancient material remains. The title 'Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans' intends to show that the volume is part of this effort. The departing point of this volume is the 5th Balkan Symposium of Archaeometry (25-29 September 2016, Sinaia, Romania), where most of the papers published here were presented in preliminary form. The contributors are specialists from South-Eastern Europe as well as from other European countries working there. Some chapters focus on methods (in the research of glass, restoration of stone monuments affected by contemporary graffiti, conservation by irradiation of organic materials such as wood and human and animal body remains); most chapters present case studies (analyses of ceramics, metals, soils, wood anatomy, isotope-based reconstruction of human diet, ancient DNA, radiocarbon dating, technology assisted field survey, as well as restoration of paper and pigments); sometimes several methods are combined. The volume covers nearly all aspects of heritage sciences employed in this part of Europe.
Categories: Archaeometry

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 Vol Set

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World  2 Vol  Set

Reshaping urban space in the Ottoman Balkans: a study on the architectural development ofEdirne, Plovdiv, and Skopje (14th-15th centuries). Centres and peripheries in Ottoman architecture: rediscovering a Balkan heritage.

Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004170582

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

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Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.
Categories: Reference