Balkan Heritages

Balkan Heritages

This volume proposes a genuinely transnational and transdisciplinary perspective on the question of Balkan heritages. instead of criticising the 'external' ...

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

The title 'Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans' intends to show that the volume is part of this effort. The departing point of Bridging Science 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

The Balkan Heritage

The Balkan Heritage

They left all these, and they left their skills for survival, and they left their love for food. This is what you get when you taste a Balkan food. You taste culture; rich culture.

Author: Molly Mills

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1072875373

Category:

Page: 102

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Where are the food and wine tasters and enthusiasts? This one is for you; this is right up your alley! Serbia is a beautiful place in the south of East Europe and part of Western Balkan. Balkan was a place of beauty, heritage, and culture. We had ancient warriors, and Roman Empire, Ottoman Empire, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and they all lived through this place, leaving their customs, traditions, backgrounds, experiences, involvements, conducts and behaviors. They left all these, and they left their skills for survival, and they left their love for food. This is what you get when you taste a Balkan food. You taste culture; rich culture. You taste the strength of mothers, you taste the passion of the youths, you taste the insurgency of the people, and you taste the beauty of their environs. You feel home and present, you feel like a part of something great and lovely. You experience paradise and defiance all at the same time. So the Balkans did not live a fairytale, but they lived amongst beauty and ashes, and their meals reflect exactly that! Try out this Balkan cookbook today, you will be amazed at how good these dishes are!
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Entangled Histories of the Balkans

Entangled Histories of the Balkans

Yet “the Balkans” were certainly more diverse than interwar Yugoslav ideology ... started formulating their own claims to the same Balkan heritage that was ...

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

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.

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

The Balkans Ethnic and Cultural Crossroads

The Balkans  Ethnic and Cultural Crossroads

... 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 ...

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 ... This emancipation process from the Balkan heritage in the late 19th century is ...

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 national ( and
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Author: David Shankland

Publisher:

ISBN: 975428282X

Category: Anthropologists

Page: 1313

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

Cultural Heritage in Migration

Cultural Heritage in Migration

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Author: Lina Gergova

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789543263325

Category:

Page: 494

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The politics of heritage regeneration in South East Europe

The politics of heritage regeneration in South East Europe

Ottoman rule in the Balkans gradually declined during the 19th century. Bosnia was occupied by Austria-Hungary following the Treaty of Berlin in 1878, ...

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

A Heritage of East and West

A Heritage of East and West

immediately before the outbreak of Ottoman power in the Balkan Peninsula. Bosnian Muslims are of the Indo-European family of people, i.e. of pure Aryan ...

Author: Muhammed Al-Ahari

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411687967

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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Selected articles by the noted Bosnian-American Islamic leader, ?amil Avdi? (1914-1979). He was a graduate of three colleges on three continents: the College of Islamic Studies/Sarajevo, al-Azhar/Cairo and Rosary College/Chicago. He started to write on Islam even as a student in his native Bosnia. Later he served on editorial boards of Arabic-language journals in Egypt and on Lahore/Pakistan's periodical Islamic Literature. This book is a compilation of all of his known English-language articles collected from various periodicals. They offer a unique perspective on issues of assimilation and acculturation in the Muslim community in the West, as well as important aspects of post-Ottoman Bosnian history.
Categories: Religion

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

Cultural Heritage in Transit

Cultural Heritage in Transit

“Trafficking in the Exotic with 'Gypsy' Music: Balkan Roma, Cosmopolitanism, and 'World Music' Festivals.” In Balkan Popular Culture and the Ottoman ...

Author: Deborah Kapchan

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812209464

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Are human rights universal? The immediate response is "yes, of course." However, that simple affirmation assumes agreement about definitions of the "human" as well as what a human is entitled to under law, bringing us quickly to concepts such as freedom, property, and the inalienability of both. The assumption that we all mean the same things by these terms carries much political import, especially given that different communities (national, ethnic, religious, gendered) enact some of the most basic categories of human experience (self, home, freedom, sovereignty) differently. But whereas legal definitions often seek to eliminate ambiguity in order to define and protect the rights of humanity, ambiguity is in fact inherently human, especially in performances of heritage where the rights to sense, to imagine, and to claim cultural identities that resist circumscription are at play. Cultural Heritage in Transit examines the intangibilities of human rights in the realm of heritage production, focusing not only on the ephemeral culture of those who perform it but also on the ambiguities present in the idea of cultural property in general—who claims it? who may use it? who should not but does? In this volume, folklorists, ethnologists, and anthropologists analyze the practice and performance of culture in particular contexts—including Roma wedding music, Trinidadian wining, Moroccan verbal art, and Neopagan rituals—in order to draw apart the social, political, and aesthetic materialities of heritage production, including inequities and hierarchies that did not exist before. The authors collectively craft theoretical frameworks to make sense of the ways the rights of nations interact with the rights of individuals and communities when the public value of artistic creations is constituted through international law. Contributors: Valdimar Tr. Hafstein, Deborah Kapchan, Barbro Klein, Sabina Magliocco, Dorothy Noyes, Philip W. Scher, Carol Silverman.
Categories: Law

Balkan Dialogues

Balkan Dialogues

Archaeology under Fire: Nationalism, Politics and Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, 44–67. London: Routledge.

Author: Maja Gori

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317377474

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Spatial variation and patterning in the distribution of artefacts are topics of fundamental significance in Balkan archaeology. For decades, archaeologists have classified spatial clusters of artefacts into discrete “cultures”, which have been conventionally treated as bound entities and equated with past social or ethnic groups. This timely volume fulfils the need for an up-to-date and theoretically informed dialogue on group identity in Balkan prehistory. Thirteen case studies covering the beginning of the Neolithic to the Middle Bronze Age and written by archaeologists conducting fieldwork in the region, as well as by ethnologists with a research focus on material culture and identity, provide a robust foundation for exploring these issues. Bringing together the latest research, with a particular intentional focus on the central and western Balkans, this collection offers original perspectives on Balkan prehistory with relevance to the neighbouring regions of Eastern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Anatolia. Balkan Dialogues challenges long-established interpretations in the field and provides a new, contextualised reading of the archaeological record of this region.
Categories: Social Science

Stephen the Great and Balkan Nationalism

Stephen the Great and Balkan Nationalism

... accreditation – ultimately expressed through World Heritage status – in order for the protection and dissemination of archaeology to be realised.

Author: Jonathan Eagles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857734587

Category: History

Page: 288

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The defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans in 1475 at the Battle of Vaslui heralded the beginnings of a historic legacy. The victor became known as Stephen the Great or Athleta Christi, Champion of Christ. Perceived as the founder of a Balkan identity, Stephen the Great maintained Moldova's independence during periods of fierce Ottoman attack between 1457 and 1504. His Christian religious stance meant that, in the eyes of Europe, he had not only defeated a significant territorial threat but had elevated Christianity to a superior level as victors over its Muslim opponents. Here, Jonathan Eagles seeks to unveil the mechanisms behind this legacy, reviewing the state formations that allowed this national hero to emerge, and explaining the methods that preserve his memory in the region today. By combining the latest historical studies of the anti-Ottoman resistance with new archaeological findings, Stephen the Great and Balkan Nationalism engages with a fresh approach to the history of the Balkans, and reinvigorates the study of the Ottoman Empire's impact in Europe. This is an important book for those with an interest in medieval history, Balkan history and the Ottomans.
Categories: History

Hidden Minorities

 Hidden  Minorities

Language and Ethnic Identity Between Central Europe and the Balkans Christian ... in Slovenia), and with respect to those of Balkan heritage (like the Serbs ...

Author: Christian Promitzer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643500960

Category: History

Page: 280

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This book asks why several ethnic and linguistic groups in Central Europe and the Balkans have not yet been legally recognized as national minorities. Some of these hidden minorities have not developed an intellectual elite that can visibly present their identity and claims to the majority population. Other groups are deliberately concealing their existence and language for reasons of self-protection. The chapters in this volume address the everyday mechanisms of hiding and being hidden in the transition zone of these two European regions.
Categories: History

Byzantium s Balkan Frontier

Byzantium s Balkan Frontier

A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 Paul Stephenson, Professor of History and Head of the School of History and Heritage Paul Stephenson, ...

Author: Paul Stephenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521770173

Category: History

Page: 352

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A history of the relations between Byzantium and the Balkan peoples, 900-1204.
Categories: History