1st Edition

Controversial Heritage and Divided Memories from the Nineteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries
Multi-Ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World, Volume 2

ISBN 9780367545598
Published September 7, 2020 by Routledge
194 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

What is the role of cultural heritage in multi-ethnic societies, where cultural memory is often polarized by antagonistic identity traditions? Is it possible for monuments that are generally considered as a symbol of national unity to become emblems of the conflictual histories still undermining divided societies? Taking as a starting point the cosmopolitanism that blossomed across the Mediterranean in the age of empires, this book addresses the issue of heritage exploring the concepts of memory, culture, monuments and their uses, in different case studies ranging from 19th-century Salonica, Port Said, the Palestinian region under Ottoman rule, Trieste and Rijeka under the Hapsburgs, up to the recent post-war reconstructions of Beirut and Sarajevo.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Towards New Developments in Making Urban History

Rosa Tamborrino

The Multi-Ethnic Heritage of Mediterranean Cities: An Introduction

Marco Folin and Heleni Porfyriou

Part 1: Urban Monuments and Divided Memories from the 19th to 20th Centuries

1. Urban Monuments in Diverse Cities

Anne Bordeleau

2. Dividing and Ruling a Mediterranean Port-City: The Many Boundaries Within Late 19th-Century Port Said

Lucia Carminati

3. Middle Eastern Jews and the Urban Ecology of Late Ottoman Palestine

Michal Ben Ya’akov

4. Ottoman Banal Cosmopolitanism: Salonica at the End of Ottoman Rule (1908–1912)

Yannis Sygkelos

Part 2: Uses of the Past on the Scene of Composite Cities

5. Cosmopolitan Practices: Lives, Mercantilism and Nations in the Growth of Multi-Ethnic Trieste (18th–20th Centuries)

Daniele Andreozzi

6. The Urban Expansion of Rijeka as a Reflection of the City’s Multi-Ethnic Society in the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries

Petar Puhmajer

7. Remembering Sissi’s Escape: Nostalgia Marketing in the Mediterranean

Maura Hametz

Part 3: Cultural Heritage in Post-War Scenarios

8. Cosmopolitan Heritage?: Post-War Reconstruction and Urban Imaginaries in Sarajevo and Beirut

Gruia Bădescu

9. Symptomatic Architecture: Markings of Presence, Difference, Fear, and Trauma

Johnny Alam

10. The City [Un]divided: Forms of Urban Organization in Naba’a District - Bourj Hammoud (Beirut)

Massimiliano Giberti

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Marco Folin is Professor of History of Architecture at the University of Genoa.

Heleni Porfyriou is Senior researcher of the National Research Council of Italy.