WHS where references to literature are part of its OUV.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Hahoe and Yangdong Hahoe Village: Criterion (iv): The villages, and particularly the ensemble of yangban and commoners' houses, and their overall and individual planning, reflect the precepts of this Dynasty in terms of its social structures and cultural traditions as well as its power and influence and its literary, and philosophical traditions.
Huangshan the leading role that Huangshan played in the cultural, literary and artistic history of China with the arrival of the Tang dynasty (AB ev)
Lake District Literature (Lakiste : Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey)
Mycenae and Tiryns Criterion vi: Mycenae and Tiryns are indissolubly linked with the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, the influence of which upon European literature and the arts has been profound for more than three millennia.
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin Criterion (vi): justified by the State Party on the grounds that the Mining Basin is closely associated with the description of workers' conditions in Continental Europe, notably starting from a novel by Émile Zola, Germinal (1885) [Unesco did not fully copy this, but the criterion vi was granted]
Quanzhou Criterion (vi): The monuments and sites are directly associated with the following literary works: Travels of Marco Polo, Travels of Friar Odoric, Ibn Battuta’s Rihla, Records of Foreign Countries, and A Synoptical Account of the Islands and Their Barbarians. These events, communications and works had great influences on the Chinese history as well as the world history.
Santiniketan "many of Tagore’s art and literary works bear a unique association with Santiniketan" (crit vi)
Studenica Monastery This is where St. Sava Nemanjic, ..., wrote the first literary work in the Serbian language (crit vi)
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Criterion (vii): The impressive landscape within the property has played an important role in European art, literature, mountaineering and alpine tourism.
Syracuse "Criterion (vi): Ancient Syracuse was directly linked to events, ideas and literary works of outstanding universal significance." (Official description)
Troy It is ... of exceptional cultural importance because of the profound influence of Homer's Iliad on the creative arts over more than two millennia (AB ev)


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