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Selective RemembrancesArchaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts$
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Philip L. Kohl, Mara Kozelsky, and Nachman Ben-Yehuda

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226450582

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.001.0001

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Introduction: Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

Introduction: Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

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(p.1) Introduction: Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts
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Selective Remembrances
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Philip L. Kohl

Mara Kozelsky

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about archaeology, politics, and remembrance of the past. The thirteen case studies presented in this volume illustrate how reconstructions of the remote past from early historical or archaeological sources may be manipulated to support and validate contemporary political purposes, including specific nationalist agendas. This volume examines the question of the relationship between archaeology and nationalism in post-Soviet contexts in new ways and investigates how imperial subjects used archaeology to buttress their own authorities, pasts, cultural traditions, and claims to the land.

Keywords:   archaeology, politics, remote past, archaeological sources, nationalist agendas, imperial subjects, cultural traditions

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