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dc.contributor.authorKamusella, Tomasz Dominik
dc.identifier.citationKamusella , T D 2016 , ' Albania: a denial of the Ottoman past : (School textbooks and politics of memory) ' , Revista de Etnologie şi Culturologie , vol. 20 , pp. 96-105 .en
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dc.description.abstractIn post-communist Albania’s schools, alongside regular textbooks of history for teaching the subject, school atlases of history are also employed as a prescribed or adjunct textbook. In the stories and facts related through texts and maps, the Ottoman past is curiously warped and marginalized. As a result, the average Albanian is left incapable of explaining why Albania is a predominantly Muslim polity, but with a considerable degree of tolerant poly-confessionalism. Furthermore, school history education in Albania propagates the unreflective anti-Ottoman feeling encapsulated by the stereotypes of ‘Turkish yoke’ or ‘the five centuries of Turkish occupation.’ This simplistic anti-Ottomanism of Albanian culture and public discourse is strangely at variance with the Muslim and polyconfessional character of Albania.
dc.relation.ispartofRevista de Etnologie şi Culturologieen
dc.rightsCopyright 2016 the Authors. This work is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.en
dc.subjectOttoman Empireen
dc.subjectNational master narrativeen
dc.subjectSchool history educationen
dc.subjectSchool atlases of historyen
dc.subjectPolitics of historyen
dc.subjectPolitics of memoryen
dc.titleAlbania: a denial of the Ottoman past : (School textbooks and politics of memory)en
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Historyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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