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Historia Magistra

Published/Hosted by FrancoAngeli. ISSN (printed): 2036-4040. ISSN (electronic): 2036-5071.

Historia Magistra was founded in spring 2009, on the back of the work carried out by the Association of the Right to History (Associazione per il Diritto alla Storia), from which it takes its name. It was established at the University of Turin at the behest of a group of students under the presidency of Angelo d'Orsi, the journal's current editor. The journal has a precise theoretical outlook, which can be summarised in three points: 1) History is a fundamental right of every human being. 2) History is a science whose job it is is to ensure knowledge of the facts it deals with. 3) History is not like other disciplines but is the platform on which everything moves, the ''lighthouse which illuminates our knowledge'', to quote Karl Marx. Historia Magistra seeks to provide a space for the elaboration of critical knowledge. This knowledge, although based on the science of history, should nevertheless express itself in every form that research takes in order to produce knowledge. It's a journal 'lined up' in defence of history and its right/duty to search for the truth. It also defends values held to be essential - moral, civil, political, as well as cultural values - equality, justice, peace. History not reduced to opinion or ravaged by political abuses but unafraid of facing public use, in every situation, and asserting its scientific, and civil, role.

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