Monument and Crime: The Destruction of Historic Architecture in Kosovo

  title={Monument and Crime: The Destruction of Historic Architecture in Kosovo},
  author={Andrew Herscher and Andrs Riedlmayer},
  journal={Grey Room},
While international accords prohibit the targeting of cultural artifacts during warfare, this legal protection implies that war is not waged over questions of culture and thus, that cultural artifacts can unproblematically be distinguished from legitimate military targets.' The 1998-1999 conflict in Kosovo, however, was sanctioned by recourse to little else than culture; competing versions of Kosovo's cultural identity were staged as the bases for competing claims for sovereignty over the… 
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