HISTORY DIVIDED BY WAR: CONFLICTS AND HISTORY EDUCATION IN GEORGIA

Ethno-political conflicts that took place in Georgia, at the beginning of the 1990s, still shape the country’s political agenda and development trajectory. History textbooks are often seen as the vehicle through which nations seek to disseminate the official version of history, and hence, it is of a crucial importance how textbooks are written. What do we choose to remember and what do we forget? What knowledge do we choose to pass to the new generation about these conflicts? How should we analyze and represent the past in a way that provides means to promote greater understanding and mutual respect instead of mutual blaming?

The research conducted by Caucasian House analyses how history of conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia is taught in Georgian schools through the prism of these questions.

Publication Date: 2019

ISBN: 978-9941-9569-8-0

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