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Comparing Cultures of Commemoration in Ancient and Modern Societies

POLLY LOW and GRAHAM OLIVER

in Cultures of Commemoration

Published by British Academy

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780197264669
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191753985 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0001

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Comparing Cultures of Commemoration in Ancient and Modern Societies

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This introductory chapter surveys recent and current trends in the study of memory and commemoration, and also outlines the themes explored in the rest of the book: the forms of monuments, and the contexts in which monuments were located; the role of ritual; tensions between public and private commemorations; and the relationship between memory and forgetting.

Keywords: collective memory; commemoration; monuments; rituals; forgetting

Chapter.  4184 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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