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Crossroads of Heritage and Religion
Legacy and Sustainability of World Heritage Site Moravian Christiansfeld
Edited by Tine Damsholt, Marie Riegels Melchior, Christina Petterson, and Tine Reeh
260 pages, 19 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-549-1 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (July 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-550-7 eBook
“The book represents a rich source of information on Moravian Christiansfeld … a must-have.” • Thorsten Wettich, Universität Bremen
Looking at the crossroads between heritage and religion through the case study of Moravian Christiansfeld, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2015, this anthology reaches back to the eighteenth century when the church settlement was founded, examines its legacy within Danish culture and modern society, and brings this history into the present and the ongoing heritagization processes. Finally, it explores the consequences of the listing for the everyday life in Christiansfeld and discusses the possible and sustainable futures of a religious community in a World Heritage Site.
TINE DAMSHOLT is Professor of European Ethnology at the University of Copenhagen.
MARIE RIEGELS MELCHIOR is Associate Professor in European Ethnology at the University of Copenhagen.
CHRISTINA PETTERSON is Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University and at the Department of Church History, University of Copenhagen.
TINE REEH is Associate Professor in Church History at the University of Copenhagen.
Subject: Heritage StudiesAnthropology of ReligionAnthropology (General)
Area: Northern Europe
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