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Mariano González-Delgado and Manuel Ferraz-Lorenzo

This article explains the approach to mass consumption developed in social studies textbooks in the early years of the transition to democracy in Spain. It begins by examining the way in which school textbooks represented consumer society and mass media in the late 1970s. This is followed by an in-depth explanation of the reasons that led the authors of these textbooks to choose one theoretical framework over another. Above all, this article emphasizes the complexity and variety of the historical materials used to represent consumer society, and how this process of social construction is reflected in the textbook content of the time.

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Béchir Oueslati, Marie McAndrew, and Denise Helly

This article examines the evolution of the representation of Islam and Muslim cultures in textbooks in Quebec. Results indicate signicant improvements in the new secondary school history textbooks, both quantitatively (for they contain more information about pillars, key concepts, and relations with Christianity and Judaism) and qualitatively (on account of their depth of coverage, fewer negative views than in the 1980s, and fewer factual errors than in the 1990s). The positive role played by Muslim scientists in preserving old knowledge and enriching is also recognized. However, textbooks still view Islam as a religion of submission, proscriptions, and forced conversion, failing to recognize the diversity within Islam and Muslim cultures.

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Are “the Natives” Educable?

Dutch Schoolchildren Learn Ethical Colonial Policy (1890–1910)

Elisabeth Wesseling and Jacques Dane

expansion by teaching them geographical information about their country’s overseas dominions and stories about missionary work, while missionaries working in colonial schools and hospitals invested in indigenous children as potential converts to Christianity

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Enis Sulstarova

. 13 Most history textbooks published after the fall of communism mention the doctrinal affinities of Islam with Christianity and Judaism. But occasionally, as in the following citation, one perceives a certain ambiguity regarding the question of

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Challenging Substantive Knowledge in Educational Media

A Case Study of German History Textbooks

Lucas Frederik Garske

Christianity is “brought to the Teutons” and how other Teutons had already “got[ten] to know the Christian belief” and then “often became Christians.” 33 Christianization is described as a “challenge” to the missionaries because “it was difficult to convert

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Ad Fontes Digitales!?

Margins of Representation When Incorporating Medieval Sources into a German Digital History Textbook

Andreas Willershausen

considered an example of heroism. Crusaders were presented as having stood up for the Christian faith and having sought to protect the holy sites of Christianity. Today, the Crusades are usually judged more negatively: as a war that cost the lives of many

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Teaching National Identity and Alterity

Nineteenth Century American Primary School Geography Textbooks

Bahar Gürsel

Christianity to the New World. The natives, by contrast, are portrayed as tiny human-shaped dark shadows and are situated at the opposite end of the illustration, where they are difficult to see. The focal point of the image is unquestionably Columbus, who is

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Denis Vuka

Christianity. 34 A year later, in the city of Lezhë, a convention of local lords established a military alliance that would come to be known as the League of Lezhë. Skanderbeg was elected commander-in-chief of the League, which was not exclusively made up of

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Spatial Relations and the Struggle for Space

Friedrich Ratzel’s Impact on German Education from the Wilhelmine Empire to the Third Reich

Troy Paddock

the partitions of Poland. Textbooks are consistent in maintaining that civilization, including Christianity, was brought to eastern Europe by the Germans. 32 In every aspect, German culture was superior. One text simply states that, “The superiority

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War Memories and Online Encyclopedias

Framing 30 June 1941 in Wikipedia

Mykola Makhortykh

also, correspondingly, from Russia. Most of them, however, are less forthcoming about their political and historical views. For instance, although Nordri-midgard professes his interest in both the OUN and Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) and Christianity