Chapter 1, Introduction, Inventing Traditions
• Invented traditions include those which were made up.
• Some traditions are tied to false histories.
• The differences between traditions and customs is discussed.
• Ancient materials are often used to construct invented traditions.
Chapter 2, The Invention of Tradition, The Highland Tradition of Scotland
• The notion of a distinct Highland is a myth that did not exist prior to the seventeenth century.
• The culture of the Highlands was a crude imitation of the Irish culture.
• At one time, the Scots were merely Irish invaders from the fifth century A.D.
• The Highland Society spread the Highland garb around the area.
• The book, Costume of Clans, reinforced the myth.
Chapter 3, From a Death to a View: The Hunt for the Welsh Past in the Romantic Period
• The cultural life of the Welsh seemed to be in decay in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
• A loss of...
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