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How the Past was UsedHistorical cultures, c. 750-2000$
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Peter Lambert and Björn Weiler

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266120

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Future Directions?

Chapter:
(p.297) 13. Conclusion
Source:
How the Past was Used
Author(s):

Peter Lambert

Björn Weiler

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.003.0013

This chapter summarises key findings of the volume: the variety of media employed in the production of the past; the usefulness of historical culture as a concept that enables comparisons across cultures and periods; and the insights it offers into wider intellectual, cultural and political debates within a community or culture. The chapter further suggests three potential avenues for future research: the role of women as producers and agents of historical culture; the nature and operation of cultural transfer in the production of historical culture; and the question whether recurrent patterns in the fashioning of the past can be detected across geographical, cultural and chronological boundaries.

Keywords:   historical culture, role of women, cultural transfer, cultural and political debates, recurrent patterns

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