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Historical monuments, preservation of
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Preservation of historical monuments is the protection of architectural and artistic monuments from destruction, decay, and removal from their historical context, as well as their description, maintenance, and appropriate presentation. The criteria for selecting cultural artefacts and designating them monuments worthy of preservation, and the methods of doing so, depend on the political, aesthetic, and historical understanding of the time. However, it is generally the case that recognition of the value of a historical monument for p…

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Lieb, Stefanie, “Historical monuments, preservation of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_018243>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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