By Tanja Vahtikari

With its celebrated international background record, UNESCO steers the worldwide history time table throughout the definition and redefinition of what constitutes background and by means of supplying the highest-level discussion board for history professionalism. whereas it's the nationwide governments that nominate websites for inclusion on the planet historical past checklist, and the intergovernmental international background Committee that makes the ultimate choice on inclusion or non-inclusion, it's the overseas Council on Monuments and websites (ICOMOS) for cultural historical past that determines even if the mandatory point of ‘outstanding common worth’ is met.



Focusing at the discourses of ICOMOS and their transmission to the neighborhood context, this ebook is the 1st in-depth ancient research of the development of history price within the context of towns illustrated via a case examine of previous Rauma in Finland. The e-book contributes to the certainty of the discursive and developed nature of worldwide history values rather than intrinsic values, severely scrutinizes the position of ICOMOS in making valuations relating city historical past, and sheds gentle at the interactions and tensions of common and native (urban) views within the perform of background valuation.



Valuing global history towns is the 1st in-depth historic research of the development of history price within the context of towns within the transnational discourses of history. This distinct and well timed contribution can be of curiosity to students and scholars operating in historical past experiences, Cultural Geography, city experiences and Tourism.

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