A Blaze in the Northern Sky: Black Metal and Crimes Against Culture

@article{Williams2012ABI,
  title={A Blaze in the Northern Sky: Black Metal and Crimes Against Culture},
  author={Thomas J. T. Williams},
  journal={Public Archaeology},
  year={2012},
  volume={11},
  pages={59 - 72}
}
Abstract This paper focuses on an act that can be seen to typify what heritage organizations might confidently describe as a ‘crime against culture’: the deliberate destruction by fire of a twelfth-century wooden stave church at Fantoft in Norway in 1992. This paper uses the case study of Fantoft to challenge the ways in which heritage organizations (in this case Norway’s Directorate of Cultural Heritage) establish and protect mono-cultural narratives and push interpretative agendas predicated on… 
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