The Usable Past: Greek Metahistories

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Keith S. Brown, Yannis Hamilakis
Lexington Books, 2003 - Drama - 239 pages
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In this volume, K.S. Brown and Yannis Hamilakis bring together scholars of history, archaeology, and anthropology to explore the located and contextual nature of historical narratives. The contributors analyze contested historic rituals, building styles, and traditions-looking through the unique lens of twentieth-century Greek identity-paying particular attention to the ways these social phenomena and cultural artifacts manifest tension between 'official' and 'unofficial' narratives of the past. Though focused on the changing historical basis of Greek culture and identity, this work further serves as an important theoretical contemplation of how our view of the past is shaped by our relationship with the present.
 

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K.S. Brown is Assistant Professor at the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. Yannis Hamilakis is lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

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