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Bad history : how we got the past wrong

Author: Emma Marriott
Publisher: London : Michael O'Mara Books Limited, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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GENERAL & WORLD HISTORY. Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history. Much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted 'facts': St Patrick was Irish; Roman gladiators would fight to the death; the Wild West was full of danger. However, history is, in fact, full of myths and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Miscellanées
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Marriott
OCLC Number: 1301804900
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages : illustrations)
Responsibility: Emma Marriott.

Abstract:

GENERAL & WORLD HISTORY. Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history. Much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted 'facts': St Patrick was Irish; Roman gladiators would fight to the death; the Wild West was full of danger. However, history is, in fact, full of myths and misunderstandings that have been repeated so much over the years that we don't give them a second thought. Each entry in this informative book will discuss the case for and against these commonly accepted truths, and corrects what you thought you knew about history. Bad History provides a rigorously researched and entertaining read, perfect for any history enthusiast who wants to get their facts straight.

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