Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Management on the Historic and Arabian Trade Routes.

Robert Parthesius (Editor), Jonathan Sharfman (Editor)

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Abstract

This book brings together perspectives on maritime and underwater cultural heritage (MUCH) in selected countries around the Indian Ocean rim that are linked by the historic and Arabian maritime trade routes. It explores how selected countries have adapted maritime archaeological and UCH management methodologies rooted in western contexts to their own situations. It assesses how new heritage management burdens have been placed on states by outsiders wishing to conserve their own heritage in foreign waters. It investigates what these new pressures are and asks what the future holds for the region.

Each chapter outlines the development of MUCH in the author’s home nation, provides an overview of current frameworks and activities, and looks to the future of research and management. The chapters draw conclusions regarding what has driven the process of developing individual approaches and perspectives and what the results have been. They ask if the focus is on management or research, and if the MUCH vision is focused seaward or towards the hinterland. A common thread that binds the chapters is the adaptation of western management and practice structures to contexts where the binaries such as tangible and intangible, natural and cultural, and submerged and terrestrial become blurred. It examines how states have confronted management and research challenges on sites that are validated primarily by European expansion perspectives.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages200
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-55837-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-55836-9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2020

Keywords

  • Maritime heritage
  • Heritage management
  • Underwater Cultural Heritage
  • Indian Ocean
  • World Heritage

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