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Cultures of CommemorationWar Memorials, Ancient and Modern$
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Polly Low, Graham Oliver, and P.J. Rhodes

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264669

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.001.0001

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Comparing Cultures of Commemoration in Ancient and Modern Societies

Comparing Cultures of Commemoration in Ancient and Modern Societies

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(p.1) 1 Comparing Cultures of Commemoration in Ancient and Modern Societies
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Cultures of Commemoration
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POLLY LOW

GRAHAM OLIVER

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0001

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

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