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Historical revisionism

Author: Barbara Krasner
Publisher: New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2020. ©2020
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historical revisionism refers to any reinterpretation of recorded history, but whether this practice is beneficial, harmful, or somewhere in between is hotly contested. While allowing newly discovered evidence and facts to enter the historical record may seem benign, the reinterpretation of existing facts to reflect contemporary morality is a far more controversial aspect of the topic. Many also worry this could  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Krasner
ISBN: 9781534505377 1534505377 9781534505360 1534505369
OCLC Number: 1083153250
Description: 175 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Is historical revisionism useful? --
Does historical revisionism impact the study of history? --
Is new evidence necessary for historical revisionism? --
Does nationalism drive historical revisionism?
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Barbara Krasner, book editor.

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"Historical revisionism refers to any reinterpretation of recorded history, but whether this practice is beneficial, harmful, or somewhere in between is hotly contested. While allowing newly discovered evidence and facts to enter the historical record may seem benign, the reinterpretation of existing facts to reflect contemporary morality is a far more controversial aspect of the topic. Many also worry this could lead to historical facts being distorted, as has been the case with Holocaust denial. This volume discusses the different forms and causes of historical revisionism along with the ethical, social, and scholarly concerns related to the issue"--

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