Bibliographic Details

The Invention of tradition / edited by Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger.

Imprint Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 320 pages).
Language English
Series Canto classics
Canto classics.
Subject Manners and customs -- Origin.
Rites and ceremonies -- Origin.
Folklore.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Customs & Traditions.
Folklore.
Manners and customs -- Origin.
Rites and ceremonies -- Origin.
Geschichtsbewusstsein
Ideologie
Großbritannien
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11833435
Other authors / contributors Hobsbawm, E. J. (Eric J.), 1917-2012.
Ranger, T. O.
ISBN 9781107295636
1107295637
9781107414426
1107414423
9781107604674
1107604672
Notes Originally published: 1983.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
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 ђ́أ 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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