Non-Fiction Books:

The World of Children

Foreign Cultures in Nineteenth-Century German Education and Entertainment



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In an era of rapidly increasing technological advances and international exchange, how did young people come to understand the world beyond their doorsteps? Focusing on Germany through the lens of the history of knowledge, this collection explores various media for children-from textbooks, adventure stories, and other literature to board games, museums, and cultural events-to probe what they aimed to teach young people about different cultures and world regions. These multifaceted contributions from specialists in historical, literary, and cultural studies delve into the ways that children absorbed, combined, and adapted notions of the world.

Author Biography

Simone Lassig, since 2006 Professor for Modern History at Braunschweig University, has been the Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, since 2015. Prior to that, she was the director of the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany. Andreas Weiss is a historian based in Berlin. A former research fellow of the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig, Germany, he was also a research fellow at University College London from October 2016 to April 2017.
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October 1st, 2019
Edited by Andreas Weiss Edited by Simone Lassig
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United Kingdom
25 illustrations
Berghahn Books
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