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The revival of curiosity in collective cultural thoughts because the Eighties has been a really international phenomenon. Cultural stories should be outlined because the social structures of the prior that permit participants and teams to orient themselves in time and house. The research of cultural stories has necessitated an interdisciplinary point of view, although geographical questions about the areas, locations, and landscapes of reminiscence have obtained a unique value. The essays during this quantity, written by way of top anthropologists, geographers, historians, and psychologists, open various new interpretations of the formation and improvement of cultural thoughts from precedent days to the current day. the amount is split into 5 interconnected sections. the 1st part outlines the theoretical issues that experience formed contemporary debates approximately cultural reminiscence. the second one part presents specified case stories of 3 key issues: the founding myths of the countryside, the contestation of nationwide collective stories in periods of civil battle, and the oral traditions that movement past nationwide narrative. The 3rd part examines the position of worldwide War II as a pivotal episode in an rising eu cultural reminiscence. The fourth part makes a speciality of cultural stories in postcolonial contexts past Europe. The 5th and ultimate part extends the examine of cultural reminiscence again into premodern tribal and nomadic societies.

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