author={Bouke van Gorp and Hans Renes},
  journal={Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie},
  • B. V. Gorp, H. Renes
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Sociology
  • Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie
Do the people in the European Union share a cultural identity? One important aspect of cultural identity is shared histories or common memories. Such histories can be presented by heritage. Heritage is those traces of the past a society chooses to preserve. Heritage is therefore also a way of defining oneself. To this day, the European Union has not yet compiled its own list of heritage. This paper analyses the World Heritage Sites of EU member states: sites that are considered to be of… 

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