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The Myths we live by

Author: Raphael Samuel; Paul Thompson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1990.
Series: History workshop series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The power of the myth in shaping the actions and the imagination of the present is considered in these essays, challenging traditional historical perceptions. Other "History Workshop" publications  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myths we live by.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1990
(OCoLC)622715373
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael Samuel; Paul Thompson
ISBN: 0415034906 9780415034906 0415036097 9780415036092
OCLC Number: 20318751
Notes: "All the papers ... presented at the Sixth International Oral History Conference on 'Myth and History' held at St. John's College, Oxford, on 11-13 September 1987"--Acknowledgements.
Description: x, 262 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: History and the myth of realism / Elizabeth Tonkin --
Myths in life stories / Jean Peneff --
Mythbiography in oral history / Luisa Passerini --
Myths in contemporary oral transmission / Rosanna Basso --
The Anzac legend : exploring national myth and memory in Australia / Alistair Thomson --
William Wallace and Robert the Bruce / Marinell Ash --
Myth, impotence, and survival in the concentration camps / Anna Bravo, Lilia Davite, and Daniele Jalla --
Abraham Esau's war, 1899-1901 : martyrdom, myth and folk memory in Calvinia, South Africa / Bill Nasson --
Free sons of the forest : storytelling and the construction of identity among Swedish lumberjacks / Ella Johanson --
Uchronic dreams / Alessandro Portelli. (Cont) Myth as suppression : motherhood and the historical consciousness of the women of Madrid, 1936-9 / Elena Cabezali, Matilde Cuevas and Maria Teresa Chicote --
Myth as a framework for life stories : Athapaskan women making sense of social change in northern Canada / Julie Cruikshank --
Stories to live by : continuity and change in three generations of Puerto Rican women / Rina Benmayor [and others] --
Ancient Greek family tradition and democracy / Rosalind Thomas --
The power of family myths / John Byng-Hall, interviewed by Paul Thompson --
Changing images of German maids during the inter-war period in the Netherlands / Barbara Henkes --
Stepchildren's memories / Natasha Burchardt.
Series Title: History workshop series.
Responsibility: edited by Raphael Samuel and Paul Thompson.

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