News from the past: knowledge, ignorance, use and misuse of history

News from the past is a product of research conducted by the Belgrade Center for Human Rights within a project funded by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia. In the realization of the project, extensive public opinion polls were conducted on how citizens see the past (national and general history), themselves and others in it, as well as how prejudices and misinformation affect their judgment and decision-making today. The book contains texts that point to the results of research, people’s misconceptions about some historical events, the role of the media and the elite in the learning of history and the creation of delusions or dilemmas among citizens. Length: 128, [56] p. with tables.

Availability: Novosti iz prošlosti : znanje, neznanje, upotreba i zloupotreba istorije; Beograd 2010.

Language: Serbian

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