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Patrimonylocked

  • Sophie Vigneron

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The concept of patrimony is multi-faceted; its original narrow legal sense of inherited goods has widened to include all objects, and sometimes places, that are culturally significant for an individual, a community, or a state and that are transmitted from one generation to the next. It also implies individual or collective cultural identities and memories, linking past and present, thus contributing to nation-building and statehood....

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