This study examines how and why national narratives are perpetuated in English and Dutch history textbooks between circa 1920-2010. Van der Vlies examined history textbooks as layered narratives in which stories of different periods and events overlap, interfuse and interact.
By scrutinizing these networks of memory and the generated chain of meaning, this study revealed widespread frames of references and schemata in the narration of (national) history.

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Keywords national narratives, history textbooks, history education, England, the Netherlands
Promotor M.C.R. Grever (Maria) , H.C. Dibbits (Hester) , J. Dane (Jacques)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor This research was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
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Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Van der Vlies, J.C. (2019, November 21). Echoing Events: The perpetuation of national narratives in English and Dutch history textbooks, 1920-2010. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from