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The internationalism of German castle research : Bodo Ebhardt, his European network, and the construction of ‘castle knowledge’

Link, Fabian. (2009) The internationalism of German castle research : Bodo Ebhardt, his European network, and the construction of ‘castle knowledge’. Public archaeology, 8 (4). pp. 325-350.

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Abstract

Recent monographs and articles emphasize the strong impact of nation- alism and racist thinking on archaeology. In contrast to the treatments which focus on single nation states and on archaeology as a politically legitimate science, this paper explores the tension between internationalism and racist premises in German castle research, and how it manifests itself in the construction of knowledge about medieval castles across national borders. I will focus on Bodo Ebhardt, Germany’s most famous and influential castle researcher of the first half of the 20th century. The analysis of his scientific work, and of his personal contact with other European researchers as well as with German politicians and patrons, will shed light on the changes and continuities in his network, and in particular on his construction of the past that was influenced by the formation of this network, which, in turn, affected his assessment of medieval castles.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Ehemalige Einheiten Geschichte > Neuere Allgemeine Geschichte (Mooser)
UniBasel Contributors:Link, Fabian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Maney Publishing
ISSN:1465-5187
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:19 Oct 2017 11:50
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:39

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