NEW PUBLICATION OF A BOOK OF THE PUBLIC CENTRAL HISTORICAL LIBRARY OF SIATISTA “ΜΑΝΟΥΣΕΙΑ”
From the Preface of the book
A new major release, the sixth in a row, is added to the publications of the Public Central Historical Library of Siatista . This is a publication based on the manuscript of the Siatista Library "Notebook of Constantine D.. Christidou, student of the Greek School of Siatista at school D.. Argyriadou ». The publication was decided by the Supervisory Board of the Library in order to highlight its rich archival material and was financed from the budget of the PDE.. 2021, project 2020SE54400008 "Support and Modernization of D.K.I.V.S.. and its mobile Units (πκ2017ΣΕ54400035& ΠΚ2017ΣΕ54400057)».
The writing team of the book consists of Mrs.. Kalliopi Bonda Physical - Retired teacher, Mr. Mario Kyparissi- Baby candidate for Doctor of Philology and Mr.. Christos Tsanasidis PhD candidate in Cultural Studies. These are people recognized and renowned in their field with rich publishing work and great love for local history and the promotion and utilization of our cultural heritage.. They undertake with a sense of responsibility a literary heirloom of the Library in order to highlight it. They manage to connect it historically with the era it belongs to and at the same time to enrich our knowledge of an era that is past but not outdated..
Through their studies they lead us to supplement or even complete our view of the educational reality in the second half of the 19th century. This is a time when Western Macedonia is under Turkish occupation and separates it for more than half a century from the Balkan wars that will lead to its integration into the backbone of the newly formed Greek state.. This is exactly where the difficulty of the writing team lies as there is a lack of recorded information that would facilitate their intellectual work..
However, among the biggest problems, possibly the most basic, faced by the writing team is the writing of the manuscript which is an objective difficulty in its interpretation. It requires special graphological knowledge and hard work in order for the scholar to proceed with his reading and understanding.
However, they manage to access every difficulty and with genuine historiographical ability they study their material and visit the Library whenever needed.. Through a good collaboration both with each other and with the staff of the Library, they look back at the historical past and manage to capture the then existing educational reality.
In a unique way the authors approach a manuscript, real treasure of our Library, in order for this to reach not only its audience but also every reader and especially every researcher who is interested in studying at that time. They can be awarded the title of Historical Researcher as they work with rationality and interdisciplinarity in approaching and selecting their material.. The book will possibly contribute to the future research of anyone interested and this is one of the greatest wishes and aspirations of the writing team..
With their work they illuminate moments of local history and present to the public a comprehensive research, enlightening for the general public. They give the opportunity to Konstantinos Christidis, a student of Dimitrios Argyriadis, to come out of the obscurity placed by time and to be a living personality brought to the present, thus preserving moments of local history and contributing to the promotion of the cultural heritage of Siatista., το οποίο εξάλλου αποτελεί και βασική επιθυμία των συγγραφέων.
Ο κάθε άνθρωπος έχει το δικό του ξεχωριστό ύφος και σ΄αυτό το σύγγραμμα προέκυψε ένα ενιαίο συγγραφικό ύφος ως αποτέλεσμα της καλής συνεργασίας τριών ξεχωριστών προσωπικοτήτων. Η συγγραφική τους δραστηριότητα συμβάλλει στην αέναη αναζήτηση του ανθρώπου και στη δίψα του για γνώση και πληροφόρηση ειδικότερα όταν αυτό αφορά παλιότερες εποχές.
Το παρόν σύγγραμμα ας σταθεί αφορμή για μελλοντική παρακίνηση και άλλων ερευνητών ώστε να αναδειχτούν θησαυροί που κρύβονται στους χώρους της Βιβλιοθήκης και αναμένουν την κατάλληλη στιγμή για να εκτιμηθούν από το κοινό.
Siatista, May 2021
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