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The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History

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Heritage includes family history, architecture, antiques, old masters, endangered plants and animals, treasure trove and folklore. Critics accuse the burgeoning "heritage industry" of perverting history for profit. Yet, heritage denotes our inescapable dependence on the past. What we inherit, individually and collectively, is integral to our being. Without memory and tradition we could not function in the present nor plan for the future. But we distill these legacies into icons of identity. This book assembles man's ...

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The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History
1998, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521635622

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The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History
1997, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780670842575

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