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Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape


Carl J. Griffin


This book offers the first systematic study of the multiple and contested ways in which protest is remembered. Drawing on work in social and cultural history, cultural and historical geography, psychology, anthropology, critical heritage studies, and memory studies, Remembering Protest focuses on the dynamic and lived nature of past protests, asking how conflicted communities and individuals made sense of and mobilized protest past in forging the future. Written by several of the leading historians and historical geographers of protest in early modern and modern Britain, the chapters span the period from 1500 to c.1850 while also speaking to the politics of past protests in the present. In so doing, it also offers the first showcase of the variety of approaches that comprises the vibrant and intellectually fecund ‘new protest history’. Empirically rich but conceptually sophisticated, this book will appeal to those with an interest in protest history, and early modern and modern British history, and historical geography more generally.


Griffin, C. J., & McDonagh, B. (Eds.). (2018). Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Type Edited Book
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2018
Publication Date Jul 9, 2018
Deposit Date Dec 17, 2018
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Book Title Remembering Protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, Materiality and the Landscape
ISBN 9783319742434; 9783319742427
Keywords Protest; Memory; Landscape; Materiality; Rebellion; Protest history; Historical geography; Early modern history
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