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and#160;A visit to Ankara, Turkey, would include a trip to Anitkabir, the burial site of Turkeyandrsquo;s founder and first president, Ataturk. The massive stone building houses numerous sculptures and a large ceremonial plaza and is surrounded by an elaborate park. Ataturk is far from the only former leader to be remembered by such decorative means. Since the beginning of human history, societies have built tombs and mausoleums to house the remains of people who changed the course of history. These grave sites exist not only as sites of memory for different cultures, but also serve the political needs of subsequent regimes. Tracing the development of the political burial places since the Bronze Age tumuli, Tombs of the Great Leaders explores what attracts pilgrimages to these sites, how politics play out in these locations, how they convey meaning and safeguard a personandrsquo;s immortality, and how history is commemorated through these structures.
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Looking in depth at tombs built in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Gwendolyn Leick surveys the history of these modern leaders, their deaths, and the creation of the mausoleums. She traverses the globe, investigating the memorial sites of Communist leaders such as Lenin, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, and Kim Il-Sung; Fascist rulers Franco and Mussolini; and founding fathers of new nations, including Ziaur Rahman in Dhaka, Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Karachi, and Sun Yat-sen in Nanjing. Leick describes the experience of visiting the sites, the responses they elicit, and the context in which they are viewed today. Combining history, architecture, and travel writing, Tombs of the Great Leadersand#160;is a revealing study of the self-perpetuation of politicians, despots, and dictators alike.

Synopsis:

Subtitled, "Lifestyles Of The World's Most Colourful Despots". If our homes are an extension of our personalities then the interiors of in "Dictators' Homes" provide evidence to substantiate the theory that these men and women were the world's most terrifying rulers.

About the Author

and#160;Gwendolyn Leick is a senior lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Enduring Signification: Mounds, Monuments, and Mausolea

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Stone Age Burials

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Bronze Age Elite Tombs

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Hellenistic Eclecticism and the Invention of the Mausoleum

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Roman Imperial Tombs

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Royal Burials of Christian Monarchs in the Middle Ages

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Impact of the French Revolution

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Napoleonand#8217;s Tomb

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Lincolnand#8217;s Tomb in Springfield, Illinois

2. Safeguarding the Immortality of Revolutionary Leaders: Mausolea in Communist Countries

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Leninand#8217;s Tomb

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Mao Zedong Memorial Hall

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Kumsusan Memorial Hall, and#8216;The Scared Temple of the Jucheand#8217;

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Destroyed Communist Mausolea

3. Fantasy and Reality: The Burial Places of Fascist Leaders

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Mussoliniand#8217;s Crypt in Predappio

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Franco and the Righteous Fallen in Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caand#237;dos

4. New Nations, New Monuments: Mausolea for Fathers of the Nation

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Sun Yat-senand#8217;s Mausoleum (Lingmu) on Purple Mountain

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Anand#305;tkabir: The Memorial Tomb of Mustafa Kemal Atatand#252;rk

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Mazar-e-Quaid-e-Azam, and#8216;The Mausoleum of the Great Leaderand#8217;, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and#160;and#160; in Karachi

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Mausoleum of Shaheed President Ziaur Rahman in Dhaka

5. Not the Final Resting Place: Temporary Mausolea

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Chiang Kai-shek at Chihu, Taiwan

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Yasser Arafat at Ramallah

6. Appropriate Traditions

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Sukarno and Suharto in Java

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran

7. Political Mausolea in Africa

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; North African Mausolea

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Sub-Saharan Mausolea

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Mausoleum of Mand#8217;zee Laurent-Dand#233;sirand#233; Kabila in Kinshasa

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Mausoleum of Hastings Kamuzu Banda in Lilongwe, Malawi

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Tomb of Dr John Garang de Mabior, Juba, South Sudan

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Reinventing the Political Tomb in Africa

References

Chronological List of Tombs and Mausolea

Bibliographies

Acknowledgements

Illustration Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843545576
Subtitle:
A Contemporary Guide
Author:
York, Peter
Author:
Leick, Gwendolyn
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
General Architecture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20140115
Binding:
Hardback
Illustrations:
10 color plates, 105 halftones
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.67 x 6.75 x 1.3 in

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