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Introduction: Cultural Heritage Law and the Quest for Human Identities

Uerpmann-Wittzack, Robert Lagrange, Evelyne ; Oeter, Stefan ; Uerpmann-Wittzack, Robert , eds.


The chapter gives an introduction to the rationale of international cultural heritage law. Whereas the frequently used notion of “cultural property” hints on the commercial relevance of cultural goods, “cultural heritage” designates human expressions that constitute the identities of groups and communities. Cultural heritage may be tangible like monuments and paintings or intangible like ...


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