The Naval town of Karlskrona, Sweden – changes in continuity in a living world heritage.

Stenholm, Leifh (2008) The Naval town of Karlskrona, Sweden – changes in continuity in a living world heritage. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

In 1998 Karlskrona became item no. 560 on UNESCO´s list of irreplaceable World Herritage Site. In an international context, the city is of major importance, representing as it does an unrivalled illustration of how a fortified naval town and base from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was planned and established. In the eighteenth century developments in Karlskrona in the fields of shipbuilding, architecture, town planning, military construction and engineering, attracted widespread notice and recognition from the continent. For more than a century the distinctive architecture and specialised installations at the navy yard served as a hub of military technology and industry in the Baltic region. Both the naval base and the dockyard have been in continuous operation from the time they were first established until the present day.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Stenholm, LeifhUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town; naval city; port; World Heritage List; fortifications; historic monuments
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Naval Port of Karlskrona, Sweden
UNESCO WHC Number: 871
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 12:02
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12

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