Historia y representación de la guerra en el espacio público valenciano
Rafael Zurita Aldeguer
Abstract: The Peninsular War is still present in the public spaces of the Valencian Community. Monuments, sculptures, paintings, commemorative plates, names of streets and squares, museums and re-enactments provide proof of this. The objective of this work is to point out the elements of historical memory that are visible in the everyday life of 21st century citizens, and to offer an interpretation of the meaning given to those places in war memories. Additionally, there is hardly any policy for the enhancement of historical heritage related to the war nor some kind of promotion of cultural tourism on those historical times.