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
      StatePublished - Mar 2016

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


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