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Peace - A Topic in European History Text-Books?

With contributions by- Françoise Dingremont (France), Peter Martig (Switzerland), Martin Rooney (England), Felicja Slawatycka (Poland)- Translated by Martin Rooney


Dirk Heinrichs

War and violence are of eminent importance in the accounts of history in our school text-books. The author examines whether efforts to mitigate violence and to strengthen peace are given similar weight in standard history books used in the schools of the Federal Republic of Germany and other European countries such as England, France, Switzerland, the German Democratic Republic, and Poland.
Contents: Education for peace enbraces the following aspects of: abuse of power - violence to counter violence - acts of understanding - education towards understanding.