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Heritage Destruction in the Caucasus With a Specific Focus on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

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posted on 2023-10-06, 04:26 authored by Ali MozaffariAli Mozaffari, J Barry
In this chapter, we will present an overview of heritage destruction types and their causes in the Caucasus and elaborate on some specific examples. Heritage destruction has been committed by multiple groups in the Caucasus and under various circumstances, but generally following three themes: motivations, sources, and instruments or means. Most types of heritage destruction in the Caucasus are linked to issues of genocide and ethnocide. Importantly, heritage destruction in this context is changing, with outright destruction now being replaced with alteration of sites to deny the heritage claims of ethnic rivals. In this chapter, the authors will begin the discussion with brief information about the historical and geographical background of the region and the forms of heritage that are present. Within this region, we will dedicate additional attention to the case of the Armenia-Azerbaijan heritage conflicts on the grounds that this is the latest iteration of a major conflict that incorporates the three typologies.

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2

Pagination

333-342

ISBN-13

9781003131069

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Extent

31

Editor/Contributor(s)

Gonzalez Zarandon J, Cunliffe E, Saldin M

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

London, Eng.

Title of book

The Routledge Handbook of Heritage Destruction

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