The Cultural Landscape and Heritage Paradox

Protection and Development of the Dutch Archaeological-Historical Landscape and its European Dimension

Edited by Tom Bloemers, Henk Kars, Arnold Van der Valk, and Mies Wijnen

The Cultural Landscape and Heritage Paradox
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Edited by Tom Bloemers, Henk Kars, Arnold Van der Valk, and Mies Wijnen

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

739 pages | 150 halftones | 7 3/4 x 10 | © 2010
Paper $76.95 ISBN: 9789089641557 Published February 2011 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Increasingly, the role of heritage management is to anticipate and guide future environmental change rather than to simply protect landscapes of the past. This charge presents a paradox for those invested in the preservation of the past: in order to preserve the historic environment, they have to collaborate with others who wish to change it, and in order to apply their expert knowledge, they must demonstrate its benefits for policy and society. The solution advocated here is an integrative landscape approach that draws on multiple disciplines and establishes links between archaeological-historical heritage and planning and between research and policy.

Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Insights and Prospects of Archaeological-Historical Landscape Studies
3.  Linking Knowledge and Action
4. Imagination—Facts and Constructions
5. Sharing Knowledge—Stories, Maps and Design

6. Synthesis and Conclusions
7. Management of Knowledge

8. Agenda for the Future 

9. Summary
10. Appendix

Subject Index
Index of Places and Regions

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