The Invention of Tradition

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Eric Hobsbawm, Terence O. Ranger
Cambridge University Press, 31/lug/1992 - 322 pagine
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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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This is an intelligent pioneering study into the way traditions are formed and reformed in the present. More work has been done since then, but this still remains a useful starting point on the question. Leggi recensione completa

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50 years ago, 3000 years. What's the difference? Leggi recensione completa

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Eric Hobsbawm is a neo-Marxist historian of the Industrial Revolution who pays particular attention to the inequities toward the lower classes, especially in law and politics.

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