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The invention of tradition
Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by long usage over the centuries, but were invented comparative recently. This book exploresExpand
Nationalist Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the Struggle over the Past in Zimbabwe
Over the past two or three years there has emerged in Zimbabwe a sustained attempt by the Mugabe regime to propagate what is called ‘patriotic history’. ‘Patriotic history’ is intended to proclaimExpand
The Invention of Tradition: The Invention of Tradition in Colonial Africa
INTRODUCTION The 1870s, 1880s and 1890s were the time of a great flowering of European invented tradition – ecclesiastical, educational, military, republican, monarchical. They were also the time ofExpand
The Invention of Tradition Revisited: The Case of Colonial Africa
As Werner Sollors has remarked, the word ‘invention’ has ‘become a rather popular category in intellectual discourse’. No longer ‘reserved for accounts of technological advances such as theExpand
Voices from the Rocks: Nature, Culture and History in the Matopos Hills of Zimbabwe
Part 1 nature and culture in the Matapos seeing the Matapos - the 19th-century appropriating the Matapos - 1897-1946. Part 2 The struggle for the land: the promises of Rhodes asserting identity inExpand
Making History in Mugabe's Zimbabwe: Politics, Intellectuals and the Media
Contents: African Nationalism - Robert Mugabe - Public Intellectuals - Patriotic History - The Use of History to Legitimise Power - Human Rights - Sovereignty - Race Relations - History and PoliticsExpand
The Rise of an African Middle Class: Colonial Zimbabwe, 1898-1965
Michael O. West. The Rise of an African Middle Class: Colonial Zimbabwe, 1898-1965. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002. xiii + 324 pp. Notes. Index. $49.95. Cloth. $22.95. Paper. MichaelExpand