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Introduction In this paper the author would like to discuss the importance of writing in history teaching to age groups 7–16 year olds, from two aspects. Written historical source as evidence for pupils to analyse in their history lessons and pupils

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World History, Global History, Big History

Some remarks on terminology and concepts in relation to history curricula and textbooks

Hungarian Educational Research Journal
Susanne Popp

Introduction The international situation of history didactics 1 as an academic discipline is characterized by the fact that while there are many common research questions, the basic disciplinary concepts often differ considerably. This is the case

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administrative system, and replacing those originating from the communist regime. As these draft provisions have just become law, they provide excellent opportunities to review the connection between history and law in Hungary through the analysis of memory laws

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After drawing a brief history of audiovisual translation (AVT), the paper gives a definition of empirical research and it analyzes when, how and why empirical research started to develop and grow systematically in this field of research. The paper also emphasizes the role of empirical research as a tool enabling us to know more about the actual effectiveness of AVT on its audiences as well as to develop awareness of the audience preferences and viewing habits. Consequently, it functions as an important purveyor of knowledge providing a solid basis for shaping quality and tailor made products suiting diverse types of end-users — be them standard or vulnerable users.

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Aleas of history and frontiers of modernity

László Ravasz (1882–1975) and the interwar catholic-protestant rapprochement in Hungary

Hungarian Studies
Pál Hatos

Liberal academics and enthusiastic lay audiences hailed the public debuts of the Calvinist theologian and acclaimed orator László Ravasz as the leading representative of a new generation of modernist clergymen in the early 1910s. Much to the regret of his liberal critics, in the wake of the collapse of historic Hungary following World War I his message stemmed from a modern cult and culture of defeat and was in no way a continuation of the old school liberals of the belle époque of the Dual Monarchy. In his memoires, which were written during the 1960s, Ravasz described his erstwhile political views as “fetishes,” but defended his theological motives. This raises questions concerning a central problem of modern religious experience: how can one map the constantly evolving frontiers between rampant secularization and the no less permanent and certainly insatiable nostalgia for the sacred order of things in modern societies? By redefining what is religious, the currents of Protestant and Catholic thought in interwar Hungary presented in the following article established intellectual contexts on both sides that make not only the historical description of Christian identity but also the very notion of modernity a function of multi-layered readings. At the same time, the Catholic and Protestant rapprochement may be interpreted as a symptom of the decline of religious explanations of the world and history, because they testify to the fact that the dialectics of historical interpretation are no longer defined by the particular approaches of Catholic or Protestant theology or the differences between the two, but rather by the state of competition between universalist utopias and religious world explanations forced into the conservative camp, which necessarily bleaches the emphatic elements of Christian teachings as well.

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Notes 1. Palmer , R.R. & Colton , Joel , A History of the Modern World , New York 1952 [1]. The last edition (New York 2002 [9]) was co-authored by Lloyd Kramer

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For a long while practically all the Turkic people lived in one state, first the Russian Empire and later the USSR. Historiography as a discipline followed the Marxist-Leninist ideology. Anything else was declared heresy. The Soviet state replaced history with a myth of its own creation intended to lay the foundations for the task of building communism. The beginning of the perestroika became the starting point of general changes in all spheres of social sciences, including social consciousness. Such objective and subjective phenomena as language, religion, the legacy of ancestors, elements of material and spiritual culture, the mythologised conception of uniform genetic origin, notions of a “golden age” and original homeland, etc. became indicators, symbols or markers of the awakening of ethnicity, the banners of ethnic mobilisation and the foundation of ethnic identity. The myth is used for particular political purposes. These processes were analysed by the author in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, in Northern Caucasus, the Ural-Volga region, among the Uighurs.

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Feldman, T. S.: Historical Essays on Meteorology, 1919–1995: The Diamond Anniversary History Volume of the American Meteorological Society. Technology and Culture, 1999, 40 , 164–165. Feldman T. S

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Studies in the history and development of thermogravimetry

V. A search for the Earliest Commercial Apparatus in the UK

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
C. Keattch


Several examples of the earliest commercial thermal analysis apparatus, the Talabot-Persoz-Rogeat Desiccator, are exhibited in various French museums and there is documentary evidence that at least twelve were exported to the UK in the late 19th Century. This paper describes the search for extant examples in the UK.

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