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The invention of tradition

Author: E J Hobsbawm; T O Ranger
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Series: Past and present publications.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by long usage over the centuries, but were invented comparatively recently. This book explores examples of this process of invention - the creation of Welsh and Scottish 'national culture'; the elaboration of British royal rituals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the origins of imperial rituals in British  Read more...
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Invention of tradition.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983
(DLC) 82014711
(OCoLC)8763782
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E J Hobsbawm; T O Ranger
ISBN: 9781107390621 1107390621 9781107295636 1107295637 9781107387706 1107387701
OCLC Number: 916128381
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 320 pages)
Contents: Introduction : inventing traditions / Eric Hobsbawm --
The invention of tradition : the Highland tradition of Scotland / Hugh Trevor-Roper --
From a death to a view : the hunt for the Welsh past in the romantic period / Prys Morgan --
The context, performance and meaning of ritual : the British monarchy and the 'invention of tradition', c. 1820-1977 / David Cannadine --
Representing authority in Victorian India / Bernard S. Cohn --
The invention of tradition in colonial Africa / Terence Ranger --
Mass-producing traditions : Europe, 1870-1914 / Eric Hobsbawm.
Series Title: Past and present publications.
Other Titles: Tradition.
Responsibility: edited by Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger.

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This book addresses the complex interaction of past and present, bringing together historians and anthropologists in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the  Read more...

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