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Books about individual WHS

 
Author elsslots
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#1 | Posted: 15 Dec 2021 06:05 
I'll copy the comment of Astraftis on the Books section here for further discussion:
Do you think it would be really too much to include site-specific books, even if not specifically on the WH side? Or is it just that you'd prefer to keep the bibliography as general as possible? Excluding guidebooks and too general works (e.g. "Römische Geschichte" by Mommsen :-P ),I think that probably we would have to keep some threshold just for the most famous sites, otherwise having some key reference, especially for lesser-trodden sites, would be a treat! I already have some titles at the ready... :-) Or even, a "bibliography" section on each WHS page would be fantastic!

Author Astraftis
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#2 | Posted: 19 Dec 2021 14:18 | Edited by: Astraftis 
OK, glad to have started this. My proposals comes also from seeing that there are other members of the community that come home with pile dwellings of books about the visited sites!

Some guidelines to choose titles might be:
- excluding guide books, even thematic ones (like the Danish Turen går til vikingetiden, where Jelling and ring fortresses [T] appear among other)
- excluding general historic works, so the Römische Geschichte I mentioned would not be appropriate for Rome with respect to a a book that goes over the specific urban development of Rome.

One source of "standard" references which might accompany an entry for a site, of which it is interesting to know that they exist, are some series specificall yabout WHS like
- SAGEP's yellow books about Italy's WHSs, in Italian and English
- the very nice hardcovers about Czech Unesco heritage, in Czech and English.

But there are other reference books which, even if they don't necessarily mention WHS status, are really spot-on and vividly suggested readings about some sites. From the top of my mind I have:
- The Leopard's tale about çatal Höyük (which I cite in my review)
- Sie bauten die ersten Tempel about Göbekli Tepe (also translated in various languages)
- Danewerk, surely in German and Danish, don't know if in other languages too (sold at least at the museum)

Now, it would be interesting to see what we can gather abou more popular sites, like Teotihuacàn, Verona or Peking's. But I think that those of interested to build such a bibliography are much more manageable than the ocean of books with more general takes and arguments.

Author barabanov
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#3 | Posted: 21 Dec 2021 16:42 | Edited by: barabanov 
Recent book on Australian WHS was released in 2019, I somehow managed to purchase it:

World Heritage Sites of Australia, by Peter Valentine, https://www.amazon.com.au/World-Heritage-Sites-Australia-Valentine/dp/064227942X

On Russia, there are 2 expensive and well-illustrated volumes, issued in 2016:
World Heritage of Russia. Volume 1. Architecture. ISBN: 978-5-91487-074-1. 14 cultural sites are descibed.
World Heritage of Russia. Volume 2. Natural sites. ISBN: 978-5-91487-076-5. 12 natural sites are described.

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