HOW THE PAST WAS USED : HISTORICAL CULTURES, C. 750-2000; ED. BY PETER LAMBERT. (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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HOW THE PAST WAS USED : HISTORICAL CULTURES, C. 750-2000; ED. BY PETER LAMBERT.

Publisher: OXFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2017.
Series: PROCEEDINGS OF THE BRITISH ACADEMY, LONDON., 207
Edition/Format:   Print book
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"This book explores how societies put the past to use and how, in the process, they represented it: in short, their historical culture. It brings together anthropologists, historians, and literary scholars to address the means by which societies, groups, and individuals have engaged with the past and expressed their understanding of it. The utility of the past has proven almost as infinitely variable as the modes of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780197266120 0197266126
OCLC Number: 1086893274
Contents: Introduction. What is historical culture? / Peter Lambert ; Themes in historical culture / Björn Weiler --
Imagining Rome in medieval Constantinople : memory, politics, and the past in the Middle Byzantine Period / Dimitris Krallis --
The present and the past in the sagas of Icelanders / Haki Antonsson --
Monastic historical culture and the utility of a remote past : the case of Matthew Paris / Björn Weiler --
Legend and historical experience in fifteenth-century Ottoman narratives of the past / Dimitri Kastritsis --
The chronicler and the count : law, libel, and history in the early modern Atlantic World / Richard Kagan --
The poetry of history in early modern India / Allison Busch --
The immediacy of a remote past : the Saxon Wars of 772-804 in the 'cultural struggles' of the Third Reich / Peter Lambert --
Ancient past, modern ceremony : Thailand's Royal Barge Procession in historical context / Matthew Phillips --
La Rosca de Investigación y Acción Social : reimagining history as collaborative exchange in 1970s Colombia / Joanne Rappaport --
Chinese history as a constructed continuity : the work of Rao Zongyi / T.H. Barrett --
Memory as theatre : using a Ghanaian ritual to recall past greatness and to redress recent reverses / Richard Rathbone --
Conclusion: Future directions? / Peter Lambert & Björn Weiler.
Series Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE BRITISH ACADEMY, LONDON., 207

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The book explores how human societies have used, constructed, and interpreted their pasts. It ranges chronologically from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, and in worldwide geographical scope. The  Read more...

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Even when focusing on non-European or pre-1700 history, the authors question what makes America great, how war and warriors should be remembered, and what place women, minority cultures, and the Read more...

 
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