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Treasured Memories free pdf In the autumn of 1944, around 70,000 people fled Estonia in the face of the Red Army advance. Most of them believed the Soviet occupation would be short-lived and they would soon be able to return home, so many of them hid the most valuable of their belongings they were unable to carry, burying them in 'safe' places. Until Stalin's death in 1953, Estonians continued to bury objects to hide them, now for fear of deportation to Siberia. In Hoarding memories, the archaeologist Mats Burstrom tells the stories of some of these hoards: the ones that remain buried, the ones that vanished, and the ones that were recovered and have found a place in new contexts. Their sheer variety brings together all levels of history, from personal memories to high politics, and reflects how events on the world stage can shape the fate of individual families, even across several generations. Yet most of all, as a groundbreaking work of contemporary archaeology, it is concerned with what objects mean to us, and our gift for remembering.

About Mats Burstrom

Mats Burstrom (born 1962) is Professor of Archaeology at Stockholm University, Sweden. He has been instrumental in establishing the archaeology of the recent past as a field of research in Scandinavia. A major focus in his research is the relation between material culture and memory. He has also been working on issues arising from the ideology and practice of cultural heritage management. His fieldwork has taken him to Cuba, Estonia, and Germany, as well as Sweden.

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Author : Mats Burstrom
Publisher : Nordic Academic Press
Data Published : 12 March 2012
ISBN : 9185509876
EAN : 9789185509874
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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