Would that be the Ottoman hypostasis, or heritage, as the neo-Ottomanist ... ways in which Balkan societies address issues concerning representations ...
Author: Maria Couroucli
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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
Author: David Shankland
Archaeology; anthropology; Balkan Peninsula; history; 1878-1920.
Papa, S. 2005a. “Something is Going on Here... In the Inner Parts of the City.” In Young Balkan Artists. Variations in a Balkan Space, exhibition catalogue ...
Author: Meghan Bowe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
In recent years, heritage has grown by leaps and bounds, beyond the reach of the conservation of monuments and into the realms of economic growth, community development and human rights. But how have shifts in the meaning of “heritage” changed its study? And how will heritage continue to evolve in the future? Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making, an edited collection developed from a conference at the McDonald Institute of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, attempts to respond to these questions by charting developing trends over decades of heritage scholarship. This volume presents a snapshot of the field today, addressing the influence of new thinking on heritage, and its current and future trajectories. Should heritage be viewed as a “resource” to be cashed in on, or a “tool” for political engagement and representation? Or should heritage be seen as it first was, as the significant remains of the past? At a turning point in the study of heritage, this volume explores the complex ways in which we use the past to construct meaning in the present. Above all, Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making aims to arm readers—theoretically and methodologically—to participate in the much needed debates facing the heritage world today.
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
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.
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
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.
“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
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.
In the pre-Ottoman Balkans, Ragusans were occupied with the exploitation of mines and had established themselves in mining centers such as Novo Brdo, ...
Author: Birgit Krawietz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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.
Archaeology under Fire: Nationalism, Politics and Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, 44–67. London: Routledge.
Author: Maja Gori
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
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
A history of the relations between Byzantium and the Balkan peoples, 900-1204.
Impacts and Challenges for Heritage and the Creative Industries Sophia Labadi ... internalized by the Western Balkan states and local political leaders, ...
Author: Sophia Labadi
The Cultural Turn in International Aid is one of the first volumes to analyse a wide and comprehensive range of issues related to culture and international aid in a critical and constructive manner. Assessing why international aid is provided for cultural projects, rather than for other causes, the book also considers whether and how donor funded cultural projects can address global challenges, including post-conflict recovery, building peace and security, strengthening resilience, or promoting human rights. With contributions from experts around the globe, this volume critically assesses the impact of international aid, including the diverse power relations and inequalities it creates, and the interests it serves at international, national and local levels. The book also considers projects that have failed and analyses the reasons for their failure, drawing out lessons learnt and considering what could be done better in the future. Contributors to the volume also consider the influence of donors in privileging some forms of culture over others, creating or maintaining specific memories, identities, and interpretations of history, and their reasons for doing so. These rich discussions are contextualised through a historical section, which considers the definitions, approaches and discourses related to culture and aid at international and regional levels. Providing consideration of manifold manifestations of culture, The Cultural Turn in International Aid will be of great interest to scholars, students and practitioners. It will be particularly useful for those engaged in the study of heritage, anthropology, international aid and development, international relations, humanitarian studies, community development, cultural studies, politics or sociology.