The River Duero in Soria or the literary construction of a heritage landscape

Bernal Santa Olalla, Begoña (2008) The River Duero in Soria or the literary construction of a heritage landscape. 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)

“Where the Duero River twists to form its crossbow curve along Soria” (Spain), there is a landscape shaped by cultural heritage sites from diverse ages, similar in typology and contradictory in their heritage making process. Today, from the viewing point of Cuatro Vientos and the viewing point of Soria Castle we may relish a landscape rich in heroic memories, literary evocation and legends. Added to the memory of this heroism (Numancia) or of artistic expressions is the transformational gaze of writers that were transcendental in Spanish culture. Bécquer, Machado and Gerardo Diego gave literary wording to their nostalgia and experience. Thus, at the same location, the heritage value springs from human activity in the past and also from the cultural projection of feelings onto the surrounding reality. The strength of the poetic word, recited and commented on in the classroom, has transformed the River Duero into a heritage landscape.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Bernal Santa Olalla, Begoña
Languages: English
Keywords: River Duero; landscape; heritage at risk; cultural landscape; industrial development; environment; setting; intangible heritage; legislation
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 11. Historic landscapes
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
Name of monument, town, site, museum: River Duero in Soria, Spain
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 09:22
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13

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