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The ethics of cultural heritage
The ethics of cultural heritage

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6 Week 2 summary

This week you have:

  • learned about the events that led to the bombing of Monte Cassino Abbey in the Second World War
  • examined the history and content of the Hague Convention (1954) and its uncertainties, and applied its rules in both hypothetical and real cases
  • learned about the military concept of a ‘force-multiplier’
  • analysed arguments given for and against protecting cultural heritage during conflict
  • reflected on your own attitudes about the morality of risking lives to protect heritage.

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