In contrast to the countries of Western Europe, the end of the Second World War did not bring political restoration, economic recovery, or the emergence of a new social order to Greece. Subscribing to the view that the material form of books and their typography convey meaning, this article presents a comparative study of the design and production of a reading primer and a third-year reading textbook, both of which were published in a climate of political and social disorder. Drawing on surviving copies of the books, educational laws, teachers’ recollections, and archival material, this article examines the ways in which the sociopolitical environment and technological conditions of a publication affect the ways in which texts are shaped into book form.
Two Greek Reading Textbooks from 1944
national history. The world history narrative follows the progress of the main western nations closely, although this Eurocentric narrative is occasionally interrupted by snapshots of other continents. The focus on the history of the western European
Framing 30 June 1941 in Wikipedia
its impact on biography writing, 29 and its use for commemorating wars 30 and revolutions. 31 The majority of these studies, however, tend to focus on western European and American memories; only a few of them 32 explore how Wikipedia is used to
The Swedish State Approval Scheme for Textbooks and Teaching Aids from 1945 to 1983
Henrik Åström Elmersjö
the rise of education for democratic citizenship in most western European countries, history education in general and nationalistic history education in particular were questioned. 4 The same doubts had arisen in the interwar period, but these were