"Serbisches Viertel", Potkaljaja, Prizren, Kosovo. © Tobias Strahl

The problem in addressing the disappearance of the oriental city at the Balkan Peninsula is manifold. Systematically denied, neglected and destroyed during two centuries the Islamic heritage of the Balkans is barely present in the European heritage discourse. Its documentation in and outside the Balkans is at its best fragmentary. Sources are rare and scattered. On the basis of a historic discourse analysis and by reference to selected examples the paper traces the destruction of the oriental city on the Balkan Peninsula from 1804 until today.

Bibliographical information: Strahl, Tobias: Unwanted Heritage: On the Disappearance of the Oriental City on the Balkan Peninsula. In: Kusek, Robert / Purchla, Jacek (eds.) Krakow 2017, pp. 269-289.

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