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Monuments and the memories of war: motivations for preserving military sites in England

Schofield, John (2002) Monuments and the memories of war: motivations for preserving military sites in England In, Beck, Colleen M., Johnson, William Gray and Schofield, John (eds.) Matériel Culture: The Archaeology of Twentieth-Century Conflict. London, UK; New York, USA, Routledge pp. 143-158. (One World Archaeology, 44).

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Chiefly papers presented at the World Archaeological Congress, held Jan. 1999 in Cape Town, South Africa. Matériel culture encompasses the material remains of conflict, from buildings and monuments to artefacts and militia, as well as human remains. This collection of essays, from an international range of contributors, illustrates the diversity in this material record, highlights the difficulties and challenges in preserving, presenting and interpreting it, and above all demonstrates the significant role matériel culture can play in contemporary society.
Among the many studies are:
* the 'culture of shells'
* the archaeology of nuclear testing grounds
* Cambodia's 'killing fields'
* the Berlin Wall
* and the biography of a medal
*the reappearance of Argentina's 'disappeared'
*World War II concentration camps

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Published date: 2002


Local EPrints ID: 46087
ISBN: 0415233879
PURE UUID: 2c1692a4-f095-481a-a6b5-2e5345acb4a5

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Date deposited: 21 May 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:09

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Author: John Schofield
Editor: Colleen M. Beck
Editor: William Gray Johnson
Editor: John Schofield

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