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The Invention of Tradition

The Invention of Tradition

Eric J. Hobsbawm Terence O. Ranger Hugh R. Trevor-Roper Prys Morgan David Cannadine Bernard S. Cohn
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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 comparative recently. This book explores examples of this process of invention - the creation of Welsh Scottish 'national culture'; the elaboration of British royal rituals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the origins of imperial ritual in British India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. This book addresses the complex interaction of past and present, bringing together historicans and anthropologists in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which possess new questions for the understanding of our history.
Language
English
Pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
October 24, 1992
ISBN
0521437733
ISBN 13
9780521437738
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 comparative recently. This book explores examples of this process of invention - the creation of Welsh Scottish 'national culture'; the elaboration of British royal rituals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the origins of imperial ritual in British India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. This book addresses the complex interaction of past and present, bringing together historicans and anthropologists in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which possess new questions for the understanding of our history.
Language
English
Pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
October 24, 1992
ISBN
0521437733
ISBN 13
9780521437738

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