E–pub/Kindle [Comment on raconte l'histoire aux enfants] by Marc Ferro

En the prevailing political views and political agenda of governments and cultures and how the choice of what historical events to include or to leave out are based on political motives A great stimulus for critical thinking What are schoolchildren from different countries taught in history classes In apartheid South Africa they are taught that Bushmen are primitive In Senegal they are taught about the glories of the Empire of Ghana compared to the poverty of medieval Europe also the Atlantic slave trade is described at length but the slave trade with Islamic countries is not mentioned for fear of offending Muslims In Soviet history textbooks Trotsky Is Mentioned In The Context Of His mentioned in the context of his with Lenin however minor but the fact that he headed the Red Army when it won the Russian Civil War is omitted In textbooks from the People s Republic of Poland no mention is made of the fact that Poland and Russia went to war many times over the past 400 years or of the anti Russian character of 19th century Polish uprising. And the United States makes for fascinating reading in their own right What makes this book so valuable though is what these narratives tell us about the societies which create them how much History Distorted In Order distorted in order condition the minds of those who are taught. Tisans des faits secondaires d une telle ou telle minorit la grande le on a en tirer est ue l Europe ne devrait jamais une telle ou telle minorit la grande le on a en tirer est ue l Europe ne devrait jamais parti morale sur des disputes du Proche et Moyen Orient car l histoire du lieu est tellement longue et compliu e u aucun jugement ou prise de position ne serait juste ou objective et u en tudiant les faits historiues il faut bien s assurer u il s agit des fait et non pas d une int rpr tation interess e *I Actually Didn T Finish This Book It Was Good *actually didn t finish this book It was good I find myself short on time lately and trying to clean out a bookshelf so if I don t love it I don t eep reading I really love the premise of the book and found it interesting but since I am not familiar with the individual histories I found it difficult to follow I think I would have gotten out of it if I was better versed in the people and events that the author was comparing Interesting comparison of the varying versions of history as taught in different countries Surprising examples of how history taught in schools is used to teach childr. Ave existed around the world from the Zulu ingdoms to Communist ChinaThis title has now been extensively revised by Marc Ferro a well respected historian and presents the different narratives that constitute the histories of countries as diverse as India Iran Trinidad. ,

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Comment on raconte l'histoire aux enfants