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A pioneer in its field that has become a key text of contemporary historiography, this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history. Engaging and challenging, it confronts us with the many 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China.

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Hardcover, 257 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Books
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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 disagreements with Len ...more
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