Archaeology, Politics and Islamicate Cultural Heritage in Europe - David Govantes-Edwards

Archaeology, Politics and Islamicate Cultural Heritage in Europe - David Govantes-Edwards

8. Manurqa: Islamic Medieval Archaeology in the Balearic Island of Menorca, Spain: Is it condemned to damnatio memoriae?

Archaeology, Politics and Islamicate Cultural Heritage in Europe - David Govantes-Edwards

Amalia Perez-Juez [+-]
Boston University
Amalia Pérez-Juez holds a PhD in Archaeology having studied in Spain, United States and France. She is currently the director of Boston University Study Abroad programs in Spain, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of History at Boston University. Her research interests and publications relate to the Archaeology and History of Spain as well as Heritage Management. She has participated or directed excavations ranging from prehistory to the 20th century and has been a co-director for the BU field school in Menorca for the past 15 years. She is a member of the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis.
Elena Sintes [+-]
Independent scholar
Elena Sintes Olives holds an MA in History and Archaeology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and is now working on her doctoral dissertation in physical anthropology. Her research interests focus on the Archeology of the Balearic Islands as well as Education and Public Outreach. She is a member of the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, where she plays an active role in the research, public outreach and education of the History of Menorca. Her book Guide to Talayotic Menorca has been translated to five languages.

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Archaeology, Politics and Islamicate Cultural Heritage in Europe responds to the wishes of specialists in the history and archaeology of Islamicate societies in Europe to explore the integration of these societies into historical narratives. In order to deal with the multiple implications and wide ramifications of the subject matter, the book offers a collection of papers that cover a broad range of topics, including historiography, gender and family studies, material culture, historical and contemporary identities, historical heritage management, and archaeological theory, while paying attention to the peculiarities of the record in European regions in which Islamicate societies have played a major historical role (and others in which this role may not be quite so obvious, such as Scandinavia). These wide-ranging subjects find their commonality in the book’s aim of challenging the dominant simplifying narratives and their stress on interruption and exception. The impact of historical narratives in national and social identities is reflected in a wide range of issues, including school curricula, heritage management, the organisation of academic departments, the presentation of Islamicate history and archaeology in the media and the politics of identity of majority and minority groups. The volume does not avoid these questions, but tackles them head-on, challenging the unwillingness of some academics to engage in potentially disruptive political issues.

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Perez-Juez, Amalia; Sintes, Elena. 8. Manurqa: Islamic Medieval Archaeology in the Balearic Island of Menorca, Spain: Is it condemned to damnatio memoriae?. Archaeology, Politics and Islamicate Cultural Heritage in Europe. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Sep 2020. ISBN 9781781797884. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38089. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38089. Sep 2020

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