L'editoria scolastico-educativa e la ricerca storica - The essay provides a survey of the recent studies on schoolbook publishing in France, a country where the interest in publishing history has favourably combined with the history of education, generating a fertile research area that has evolved over the last thirty years. Some research lines such as textbooks, children’s literature, educational periodicals are identified and a review of the recent works on such topics is supplied. As the work by French researchers in the field of book history has been in some ways crucial at the international level, the author wishes to offer a starting point for a reflection on the current developments of the studies on the history of schoolbook publishing in Italy.
Keywords: Textbook; schoolbook publishing; children’s literature; children’s magazines; publishing history; France. Elisa Marazzi, The schoolbooks and the historical research. The French studies