The Silk Roads: An ICOMOS Thematic Study

Williams, Tim (2014) The Silk Roads: An ICOMOS Thematic Study. Working Paper. ICOMOS, Charenton-le-Pont, France, 152p. ISBN 978-2-918086-12-3. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

ICOMOS thematic studies are a synthesis of current research and knowledge on a specific theme. The aim of this study is to provide an analysis of sites along the Silk Roads that could be used by States Parties participating in the Serial transnational World Heritage nominations of the Silk Roads as a basis for comparative analyses when nominating series of sites. The scale of existing research on this topic is extensive, ranging from synthetic works and maps, to studies of individual regions and sites. The inclusion of sites in this paper is not an indication of their individual significance, or their potential as part of World Heritage serial properties, but rather as part of a wider overview of the nature of sites along these vast routes.

Item Type: Book (Working Paper)
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Languages: English
Keywords: world cultural heritage; world heritage sites; world heritage list; thematic studies; nominations; archaeological sites; serial properties; cultural routes; cultural roads; silk roads; corridors; maps; definitions; gis; information systems; documentation; nomads; hydraulic structures; fortifications; grottoes; deserts; mosques; buddhism; islam; chine; kyrgyzstan; kazakhstan; iraq
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
C.ARCHITECTURE > 03. Styles of architecture
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 03. Archaeological sites
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 04. Architectural ensembles
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 04. Comparative analysis
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 11. Tentative list
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
UNESCO WHC Number: Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan (WHC 1442)
National Committee: ICOMOS
Institutions & Partners: UNESCO WHC
Number of Pages: 152
ISBN: 978-2-918086-12-3
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 12:55
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2014 13:24
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