By Karen Exell
Historical past initiatives within the Arabian Peninsula are constructing quickly. Museums and background websites are symbols of transferring nationwide identities, and a fashion of putting the Arabian Peninsula states at the foreign map. international, i.e. Western, background criteria and practices were utilised for the fast injection of background services in museum improvement and location administration and for foreign popularity. using Western history versions within the Arabian Peninsula conjures up key components for learn which this ebook examines: the obscuring of indigenous options and practices of historical past and expressions of cultural id; and the tensions among local/community ideas of background and id and the recent nationwide identities being developed via museums and background websites at a nation point.
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Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Debates, Discourses and Practices by Karen Exell