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This paintings asks no matter if the assumption of global background is a necessary mechanism for the security of the world's cultural and usual history, or even if it subjugates a range of cultural traditions to particularly Western principles.

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1997. Historical emplotment and the problem of truth. In K. ) The Postmodern History Reader, pp. 392–6. London: Routledge. Yoffee, N. and Sherratt, A. 1993. Introduction: the sources of archaeological theory. In N. Yoffee and A. , pp. 1–10. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2 The uneasy bedfellows: universality and cultural heritage H ENRY C LEERE INTRODUCTION This chapter takes as its point of departure the basic criterion of ‘outstanding universal value’ prescribed at the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

We take it as axiomatic that this is undesirable. But is the only alternative to Holocaust denial a staunch insistence that the evidence can only support a single global narrative about the past? This argument assumes that once one admits that there is not one past but many, all of which are legitimate, the account submitted by the Holocaust-deniers becomes one such valid past amongst others. By default, this INTRODUCTION 17 would award the deniers precisely the status that they desire, as ‘the other side of the argument’ (Finney 1998: 360; Lipstadt 1994).

Be an outstanding example of a type of building or architectural ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history, or; 5. be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement or land use which is representative of a culture (or cultures), especially when it had become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change, or; 6. be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance (the Committee considers that this criterion should justify inclusion on the list only in exceptional circumstances and in conjunction with other criteria, cultural or natural).

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