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Observatory Bibliography

Essential publications selected by the scholars of the International Observatory for Cultural Heritage

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R., eds., 2011. Post-disaster reconstruction of built environment: rebuilding for resilience, Wiley-Blackwell

Arthurs, J.W. (2012) Excavating Modernity. The Roman Past in Fascist Italy, Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press

Association of Architects DAS-SABIH Sarajevo, 1994. Warchitecture: Urbicide Sarajevo, Paris: Ministere de l’Equipement, des Transports et du Tourisme, Direction de l’Architecture et de l’Urbanisme. A selection of images from the catalogue is available at: [Accessed 13 November 2013].

Bahrani, Z. et al. 2011. Scramble for the Past: A story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire.

Baker, R. W., Ismael, S. T., and Ismael, T. Y. 2010. Cultural Cleansing in Iraq: Why Museums were looted, Libraries Burned, and Academics Killed. London, Pluto Press.

Barakat, S. and Wardell, G., eds., 2005. After the Conflict: Reconstructions and Redevelopment in the Aftermath of War, London: I. B. Tauris

Barakat, S., J. Calame and E. Charlesworth, 1998. Urban Triumph or Urban Disaster: Dilemmas of Contemporary Post-War Reconstruction, University of York: The Post-war Reconstruction & Development Unit

Berman, M., 1996. Falling towers: City life after urbicide. In: D. Crow, ed. 1996. Geography and Identity: Living and exploring Geopolitics of Identity, Washington DC: Maisonneuve Press, pp. 172-192

Bevan, R. 2016. The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War. Second Edition, London, Reaktion Books.

Calame J. and Charlesworth, E., 2002. The Divided City as Broken Artifact, Mediterraneum 2, [Online]. Available at: [Accessed 13 November 2013].

Campbell, D., Graham, S. and Monk, D., 2007. Introduction to Urbicide: The Killing of the Cities?, Theory & Event, 10:2

Couroucli, M. and Marinov, T., eds., 2016. Balkan Heritages: Negotiating History and Culture, British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies: Routledge

Coward, M., 2009. Urbicide – The Politics of urban destruction, New York: Routledge

Freedberg, D. 1985. Iconoclasts and their Motives. New Jersey, A. Schram.

Gamboni, D. 1997. The Destruction of Art, Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution. New Haven and London, Yale University Press.

Graham, S., 2011. Cities under siege: The new military urbanism, London: Verso

Hartog, F. 2003. Regimes of History. Trans. by Saskia Brown. New York

Malko, H. and Yakou, N. 2013. At the Mercy of the Elements: Cultural Preservation of Ancient Sites in Mosul (Nineveh Provence). International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, 7, 147-157. 

Matthiae, P. 2015. Distruzioni Saccheggi e Rinascite: gli attacchi al patrimonio artistico dall' antichita all' Isis.

Sagona, A. 2006. The Heritage of Eastern Turkey, from Earliest Settlements to Islam. Melbourne, Macmillan Art Publishing