Abstract

This paper investigates the role of the landscape in relation to war as articulated in literature from antiquity to the present day. It is the same story as the story of identity creation, but looked upon from the reverse side. Being both the object of war as battlefield, and the subject of war as confirmation of identity, the landscape of war is not just a ruined and bare piece of destructed nature, but a complex imaginative and symbolic entity that questions our way of defining and grounding identity through place—question of the highest significance in a cultural epoch where placeness is at the center of the cultural debate.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-661X
Print ISSN
0028-6087
Pages
pp. 469-490
Launched on MUSE
2004-09-10
Open Access
No
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