Modern Greek History Textbooks: Another Approach to Social Aspects of the Asia Minor Disaster.

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2007
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Tirekidis, Chrysoula
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Department of Languages - Modern Greek
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The events of the Asia Minor Disaster have become a corner stone of Modern Greek historiography, while the social repercussions are neglected. This paper proposes to examine a sample of Modern Greek history textbooks regarding the information they provide on the social aspects of the settlement and assimilation of refugees in Greece post-1922. Since these textbooks have very little on this issue, possible reasons for this are offered, as is a feasible approach to teaching this topic in history textbooks. The overall aim of the paper is to open a discussion on the possibility of including this social history in Greece’s official history textbooks, through the addition of oral testimonies and fiction according to specific selective criteria.
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Tirekidis, Chrysoula 2007. Modern Greek History Textbooks: Another Approach to Social Aspects of the Asia Minor Disaster. In E. Close, M. Tsianikas and G. Couvalis (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2005", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 175-184.