By Michael Falser
This booklet investigates the position of cultural history as a constitutive size of alternative civilizing missions from the colonial period to the current. It comprises case stories of the Habsburg Empire and German colonialism in Africa, Asian case reports of (post)colonial India and the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia, China and French Indochina, and a distinct dialogue on 20th-century Cambodia and the temples of Angkor.
The topics tested variety from architectural and highbrow background to historical maintenance and recovery. Taken jointly, they give an summary of old approaches spanning centuries of institutional practices, in which the concept that of cultural historical past used to be appropriated either via political regimes and for UNESCO global background agendas.
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Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission: From Decay to Recovery (Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context) by Michael Falser