EUROPE – New publication: Law and Religious Heritage

EUROPE – New publication: Law and Religious Heritage


Springer Verlag has recently published a new book entitled “Law and Religious Cultural Heritage in Europe”, which examines in detail both historical and current legal concepts of ‘religious cultural heritage’ within the context of the European continent. It analyzes all relevant international legislative instruments (i.e. the plethora of EU, CoE and UNESCO norms), as well as all major European legislative patterns.

The most important finding to emerge from the study is that there is a shared legal ethos in Europe that imposes a duty of appropriate care concerning the vast variety of sacred cultural goods, and the religious cultural heritage in general, as an invaluable repository of European cultural capital.

The author, Theodosios Tsivolas, is Attorney at Law, LL.M., Ph.D.

Read the publisher’s full description here.

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