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Past Mistakes - How We Misinterpret History and Why it Matters (Paperback) Loot Price: R200
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Past Mistakes - How We Misinterpret History and Why it Matters (Paperback): David Mountain

Past Mistakes - How We Misinterpret History and Why it Matters (Paperback)

David Mountain

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From the fall of Rome to the rise of the Wild West, David Mountain brings colour and perspective to historical mythmaking. The stories we tell about our past matter. But those stories have been shaped by prejudice, hoaxes and misinterpretations that have whitewashed entire chapters of history, erased women and invented civilisations. Today history is often used to justify xenophobia, nationalism and inequality as we cling to grand origin stories and heroic tales of extraordinary men. Exploring myths, mysteries and misconceptions about the past - from the legacies of figures like Pythagoras and Christopher Columbus, to the realities of life in the gun-toting Wild West, to the archaeological digs that have upset our understanding of the birth of civilisation - David Mountain reveals how ongoing revolutions in history and archaeology are shedding light on the truth. Full of adventures, and based on detailed research and interviews, Past Mistakes will make you reconsider your understanding of history - and of the world today.

General

Imprint: Icon Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2021
Authors: David Mountain
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 306
ISBN-13: 978-1-78578-690-7
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Imperialism
Books > History > World history > General
LSN: 1-78578-690-3
Barcode: 9781785786907

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