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Authors:Roman Bromboszcz: Wyzsza Szkola Nauk Humanistycznych i Dziennikarstwa, Poland
Publication title:The Catalog of Walls: A Collective Memory of Europeans
Conference:Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:040
Abstract:Why do citizens of Europe build walls? What is so solid in a wall to sustain power of division? Berlin Wall is one from examples of enactments of political power. I want to catalog the most popular walls. Below I give list of names. The Long Walls (450-404 B.C.) from Athens to Piraeus, The Walls of Servious (378 B. C.), The Wall of Hadrian (121 A.C.), The Walls of Antonius (282 A.C), The Wall of Constantine (324 A.C.) The Wall of Theodosius II (408 A.C.), The Wall of Warsaw ghetto (1941), Berlin Wall (1961-1989). Gathered together they give us horizon of possible barriers, differences, ethnicity and economic embargo, cold war and finally situation of a new world order.

My aim is to create an open table of content with quantitative and qualitative measurement. First I want to clear differentiate all through geographical and topological procedures. Second I want to write about architectural and decorating differences. In third I ask about cultural differences based on religion and economy. I try to finish with drawing conclusions giving especially stress on Berlin Wall.

No. of pages:14
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

Roman Bromboszcz (2011). The Catalog of Walls: A Collective Memory of Europeans, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011;article=040 (accessed 4/17/2014)