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The Invention of tradition

The Invention of tradition

Author: E J Hobsbawm; T O Ranger
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1984]
Series: Past and present publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
This book explores examples of all these types of invention - the creation of Welsh and Scottish "national culture" and brings together historians and anthropologists and makes a contribution to the growing study of public ritual, and the role of symbolism in ideology and the problemns of cultural nationlist historiography.
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Genre/Form: Folk literature
Littérature populaire
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Invention of tradition.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E J Hobsbawm; T O Ranger
ISBN: 9780521269858 0521269857 0521246458 9780521246453 0521437733 9780521437738
OCLC Number: 13112602
Description: vi, 320 pages ; 23 cm.
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.


Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient were not in fact sanctioned by long usage over the centuries, but were invented comparatively recently. This book explores examples of this  Read more...


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'The most stimulating history book which has come my way this year ...'. History Today

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