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Archaeological Narratives in Greek History Textbooks

From Texts to Pupils’ Interpretations

Maria Repoussi and Konstatina Papakosta

power and knowledge is inscribed. 4 For this reason, history and social studies textbooks are often an object of debate 5 between different social forces and their ideological currents. 6 That is, what appears in each history textbook as scientific

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Ongoing History Writing in History Textbooks

The Most Recent Past as a Historiographical Problem

Daniel Nyström

Afghanistan and Iraq, and an edition from the 2010s on the Arab Spring and Brexit. The fact that history textbooks contain passages discussing recent events raises questions about the most recent past as a historiographical problem. It seems that these

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Narratives and Multiperspectivity in Dutch Secondary School History Textbooks

Marc Kropman, Carla van Boxtel, and Jannet van Drie

therein can be considered as historical narratives that either do or do not follow academic historiographical traditions. 2 History textbooks represent a narrative in which specific historical actors, events, developments, and perspectives are represented

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Symbolic Nation-building through Images in Post-Yugoslav History Textbooks

Tamara P. Trošt and Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc

The use of history textbooks in instilling images of the nation and national identity, particularly in places where the government controls the textbook publishing process, has been widely recognized. 1 The importance given to material printed in

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Constructions of Identity in Cameroonian History Textbooks in Relation to the Reunification of Cameroon

Raymond Nkwenti Fru and Johan Wassermann

reunification and its significance for Anglophone and Francophone Cameroonians, this article investigates the manner in which these identities have been constructed in the history textbooks of the respective zones. Relevant Literature Many countries have

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(Re)presentations of Islam in Albanian History Textbooks from 1990 to 2013

Enis Sulstarova

History textbooks have been recognized as playing a central role in the shaping of the collective identities of a country’s citizens. They are among the tools used to construct a society’s values and self-perception, as well as its past and its

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Visuals in History Textbooks

War Memorials in Soviet and Post-Soviet School Education from 1945 to 2021

Mischa Gabowitsch

This article analyzes the use of visuals in school history textbooks and focuses on pictures of Second World War memorials 1 in Soviet and post-Soviet publications. Building on developments in visual studies, it seeks to contribute to

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New Trends in History Textbook Research

Issues and Methodologies toward a School Historiography

Maria Repoussi and Nicole Tutiaux-Guillon

This article traces the developments within history textbook research as presented at the 2009 conference of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD), held in cooperation with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany. The article claims that significant developments reveal school historiography to be a challenged area for history didactics. Key concepts and theoretical frames require further discussion in order to develop history didactics not only as an area for social and political responsibilities but also as a theoretical discipline.

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Social Identity and Conflict Dynamics in Indian History Textbooks

Melissa DeLury

is used to disseminate this knowledge is the history textbook, which legitimizes this knowledge and aids in “normalizing the nation.” 2 Indeed, history textbooks are often used by the state to orient children toward being good citizens of the nation

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The Image of Italian Colonialism in Italian History Textbooks for Secondary Schools

Luigi Cajani

This article reconstructs the evolution of the representation of Italian colonialism in history textbooks for upper secondary schools from the Fascist era to the present day. Textbook analysis is conducted here in parallel with the development of Italian historiography, with special attention being paid to the myth of the "good Italian", incapable of war crimes and violence against civilians, that has been cherished by Italian public opinion for a long time. Italian historians have thoroughly reconstructed the crimes perpetrated by the Italian army both in the colonies and in Yugoslavia and Greece during the Second World War, and this issue has slowly entered history textbooks.