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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 India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. It 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 understanding of our history.

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

Synopsis:

Many of the traditions thought of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by usage over the centuries, but invented relatively recently. This book addresses the complex interaction of past and present in a fascinating study of the development of symbolic ritualism.

Synopsis:

This book explores examples of this process of invention and addresses the complex interaction of past and present in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism.

Synopsis:

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 India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. It 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 understanding of our history.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: inventing traditions Eric Hobsbawm; 2. The invention of tradition: the Highland tradition of Scotland Hugh Trevor Roper; 3. From a death to a view: the hunt for the Welsh past in the Romantic period Prys Morgan; 4. The context, performance and meaning of ritual: the British Monarchy and the Invention of Tradition, c. 1820-1977 David Cannadine; 5. Representing authority of tradition in Victorian India Bernard S. Cohen; 6. The invention of tradition in Colonial Africa Terence Roger; 7. Mass-producing traditions: Europe, 1870-1914 Eric Hobsbawm.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521437738
Editor:
Hobsbawm, Eric J.
Editor:
Ranger, Terence
Editor:
Hobsbawm, Eric J.
Editor:
Ranger, Terence
Editor:
Eric, Hobsbawm
Author:
Hobsbawm, Eric J.
Author:
Hobsbawm
Author:
Ranger, Terence O.
Author:
Hobsbawm, Eric
Author:
Ranger, Terence
Other:
Ranger, Terence
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
World
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Manners and customs
Subject:
Folklore -- History. .
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Sociology Sociology
Subject:
Manners and customs -- Origin.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Number:
Canto ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto
Series Volume:
no. 92-1
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8.60x5.42x.65 in. .83 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » Western Civilization

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Product details 328 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521437738 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'The most stimulating history book which has come my way this year ...' History Today
"Synopsis" by , Many of the traditions thought of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by usage over the centuries, but invented relatively recently. This book addresses the complex interaction of past and present in a fascinating study of the development of symbolic ritualism.
"Synopsis" by , This book explores examples of this process of invention and addresses the complex interaction of past and present in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism.
"Synopsis" by , 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 India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. It 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 understanding of our history.
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