Heritage under fire: lessons from Iraq for cultural property protection

Isakhan, Benjamin 2016, Heritage under fire: lessons from Iraq for cultural property protection. In Logan, William, Craith, Mairead Nic and Kockel, Ullrich (ed), A companion to heritage studies, Wiley, London, Eng., pp.268-279.

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Title Heritage under fire: lessons from Iraq for cultural property protection
Author(s) Isakhan, BenjaminORCID iD for Isakhan, Benjamin orcid.org/0000-0002-5153-7110
Title of book A companion to heritage studies
Editor(s) Logan, William
Craith, Mairead Nic
Kockel, Ullrich
Publication date 2016
Chapter number 19
Total chapters 37
Start page 268
End page 279
Total pages 12
Publisher Wiley
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) Iraq
Cultural Property
Summary This chapter begins with a discussion of the impact of the Iraq War and subsequent occupation (2003-–2011) on Iraq’s heritage, documenting the most significant and devastating instances of heritage damage and destruction that occurred. Moving forward, this chapter continues with a discussion of the grave challenges facing Iraqi heritage beyond the withdrawal of US military forces in the forms of development, neglect, continued hostilities, and inexpert and haphazard excavation, preservation, protection, and restoration. Despite this troubling scenario, this chapter also examines the extent to which the Iraq conflict was a turning point for major Western military operations and the development of CPP programs which aim to better prepare military personnel for protecting cultural property in future conflicts.
ISBN 9781118486665
Language eng
Field of Research 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
160602 Citizenship
Socio Economic Objective 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Grant ID DE120100315
HERDC collection year 2015
Copyright notice ©2015, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073431

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