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Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - David Vine - Goodreads

A useful collection despite their age, and while very helpful for each subject the individual essays are on, still do not function as a cohesive whole. As others have mentioned, as a book, this ... 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  - Andrew - Goodreads

A handful of pieces by Hobsbawm and his fellow travelers that read like well-written academic papers should: thought-provoking, and nearly free of any kind of grim jargon. What we get is a set of ... Read full review

Review: The Invention of Tradition

User Review  - Liam O'Shiel - Goodreads

A fascinating group of papers on how "ancient traditions" are invented by societies that have, for one reason or another, lost touch with their true historical past. Without knowing it, of course, I ... 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


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