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Social memory

Author: James Fentress; Chris Wickham
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1992.
Series: New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The perspective, the philosophy and the psychology of remembering and the ways in which events are narrated are used to help work out how remembering and talking define societies in circumstances as diverse as medieval France and Iceland and contemporary Brazil and South Wales.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Fentress; Chris Wickham
ISBN: 0631166181 9780631166184 063116619X 9780631166191
OCLC Number: 24173509
Description: xii, 229 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Remembering. On things inside our heads. Memory of history or 'history' of memory? Memory in its context --
2. The Ordering and Transmission of Social Memory. Oral memory. Narrative memory. Oral tradition --
3. Class and Group Memories in Western Societies. Peasant memories. Working-class memories. National memories in the modern period. Women's memories --
4. Medieval Memories --
5. The Mafia and the Myth of Sicilian National Identity.
Series Title: New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
Responsibility: James Fentress and Chris Wickham.

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