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Gone with the Wind? Early Medieval Central Places in Today’s Rural Areas. Between Research, Preservation and Re-Enactment: An Introduction

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Show simple item record Florkiewicz, Iwona Wołoszyn, Marcin 2019-08-26T09:43:44Z 2019-08-26T09:43:44Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Ana­lecta Archa­eolo­gica Res­so­viensia, vol. 13 (2018), s. 11–32 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 2084-4409
dc.description.abstract The article presents remarks on the social context of archaeology. Its high cost and permanent presence in public space mean that the functioning of archaeology (much more than other disciplines, such as historical studies) depends on the current political situation. Our discipline was a source of entertainment for the elites (the Middle Ages), a form of legitimising monarchy (the Early Modern Era), and a building block of national pride (the 19th–20th c.). Contrary to what we initially hoped for, the Internet, which has been gaining in popularity since the end of the last century, has brought more control than freedom and enables – for the first time on this scale – creating closed-off communities that hold radical views, which are sometimes absurd in the eyes of science. This is also the case of notions about the past, an excellent Polish example of which is the theory of Great Lechia. The popularity of this myth and the fact that fake archaeology was constructed around it is proof that the past is very far from being gone with the wind, and the need to reconstruct it is also present in our – so very post-modern – world. All this warrants an attempt to reflect on the way in which notions about the past are created by archaeologists, including those who work away from great centres of civilisation. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Fundacja Rzeszowskiego Ośrodka Archeologicznego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Oficyna Wydawnicza „Zimowit” pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Institute of Archaeology Rzeszów University pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Międzynarodowe *
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dc.subject public archaeology pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject re-Enactment pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject nationalism pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject information cocoons pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject filter bubbles pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title Gone with the Wind? Early Medieval Central Places in Today’s Rural Areas. Between Research, Preservation and Re-Enactment: An Introduction pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/anarres.2018.13.1

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