The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History

by David Lowenthal

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  • 9780521635622
  • 9781107710641
  • 9781107713291
Heritage has burgeoned over the past quarter of a century from a small élite preoccupation into a major popular crusade. Everything from Disneyland to the Holocaust Museum, from the Balkan wars to the Northern Irish troubles, from Elvis memorabilia to the Elgin Marbles bears the marks of the cult of heritage. In this acclaimed 1998 book David Lowenthal explains the rise of this obsession with the past and examines its power for both good and evil.

  • Cambridge University Press; May 1998
  • ISBN: 9781107710641
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  • Title: The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History
  • Author: David Lowenthal
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521635622
  • 9781107710641
  • 9781107713291

In The Press

'The invention of heritage is a fascinating story, and Lowenthal tells it with vigour, style and a Balzacian relish for detail … His racy style keeps us constantly on the move.' Roger Scruton, The Times