Cultural memory and identity in ancient societies

How did ancient societies remember and commemorate the past? And how was cultural identity, both individual and collective, formed and articulated? In recent years memory has become a central concept in historical studies, following the definition of the term 'Cultural Memory' by the Egypt...

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Other Authors: Bommas, Martin 1967-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: London [u.a.] Continuum 2011
Edition:1. publ.
Series/Journal:Cultural memory and history in antiquity
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Classical antiquity / Society / Collective memory / History
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Collective memory
B Classical antiquity
B Civilization, Ancient
B Society
B Identity
B History
B Identity (Psychology)
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Summary:How did ancient societies remember and commemorate the past? And how was cultural identity, both individual and collective, formed and articulated? In recent years memory has become a central concept in historical studies, following the definition of the term 'Cultural Memory' by the Egyptologist Jan Assmann in 1994. Thinking about memory, as both an individual and a social phenomenon, has led to a new way of conceptualizing history and has drawn historians into debate with scholars in other disciplines such as literary studies, cultural theory and philosophy. The aim of this volume is to explore memory and identity in ancient societies
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1441120505