The invention of tradition - Eric Hobsbawm

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Title
The invention of tradition
Author
Eric Hobsbawm
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20120326

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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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Manners and customs - Origin.|Rites and ceremonies.|Folklore.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
324

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