Ritual, identity and nation: when the historian becomes the high priest of commemoration

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    This paper questions the use of 'memory', 'remembering' and 'collective memory' as a conceptual tool in historical study. It will ague that a synchronic model for commemorative practice needs to be highlighted, and in doing so questions the role of historians in commemorative practice.


    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRemembering 1916 The Easter Rising, the Somme and the Politics of Memory in Ireland
    EditorsRichard Grayson, Fearghal McGarry
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)9781107145900
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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    • commemoration, Commemoration Conflict Memory Politics , 1916, ritual, history

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