The Stone Town of Zanzibar -Conservation of a difficult heritage

Malisius, Ulrich (1987) The Stone Town of Zanzibar -Conservation of a difficult heritage. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 95-102. [Book Section]


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Abstract (in English)

Zanzibar has a rich history, having been the cosmopolitan focus of arab, african, indian and european influemce on the east african coast.- The Stone Town, mainly built in the 19th century during a boom of trade with spices, ivory and slaves represents many individual historical buildings but also an undisturbed historical environment as a whole. It has survived until today, despite of many changes. Zanzibars period as a British Protectorate brought a good administration and infrastructure to Stone Town, but stagnation and decline of trade already affected the development of the town.

Item Type: Book Section
Malisius, Ulrich
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town; trading town; World Heritage List; conservation
Subjects: E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
M. WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Stone Town of Zanzibar, Tanzania
UNESCO WHC Number: 173
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 11:52
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2011 11:52

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