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Place in History Social and Monumental Time in a Cretan Town

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ISBN-10: 0691028559

ISBN-13: 9780691028552

Edition: 1992

Authors: Michael Herzfeld

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Michael Herzfeld describes what happens when a bureaucracy charged with historic conservation clashes with a local populace hostile to the state and suspicious of tourism. Focusing on the Cretan town of Rethemnos, once a center of learning under Venetian rule and later inhabited by the Turks, he examines major questions confronting conservators and citizens as they negotiate the "ownership" of history: Who defines the past? To whom does the past belong? What is "traditional" and how is this determined? Exploring the meanings of the built environment for Rethemnos's inhabitants, Herzfeld finds that their interest in it has more to do with personal histories and the immediate social context…    
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/27/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.17" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English