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Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

Fascinating, if dry, recasting of traditions that most people take for granted. Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - Fred - Goodreads

50 years ago, 3000 years. What's the difference? Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Some great essays here. I would've liked to see a few more theoretical approaches as well, however. Also surprised that there was no chapter on constructing Irishness, aside the inventions of Welsh, Scottish, and English traditions. Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - Daniel Burton-Rose - Goodreads

A thought-provoking and widely influential collection. Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - h - Goodreads

should be subtitled to let you know upfront that it's essentially about british & british empire invention of tradition. super interesting articles and lots of great history about where various ... Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - hay man - Goodreads

a great book edited by "Stalin's cheerleader" and some other guy that goodreads didnt even credit Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - charlotte - Goodreads

Like a lot of collections of essays, this one was hit or miss. But the opener on Scottish "traditions" was great. You think "clan tartans" and "kilts" are "traditional"? Think again! Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - Turan - Goodreads

A very fine book, I expected nothing else of Hobsbawm and his colleagues. Now I have to live with the disappointment about Scottish culture since I know that the Cilt is an invention by an Englishman and not that old. ;-) Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - Deirdre - Goodreads

A mixed bunch of studies which seemed to get less and less penetrable as you go on. Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

Awesome studies. Really a great theoretical tool for the study of nationalism, especially Cannadine's recollection of the history of the British monarchy. His description of "the preservation of anachronism" was very lucid and especially insightful. Read full review


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