History Revisionism

Historical revisionism

Historical revisionism

 

In historiography, the term historical revisionism identifies the re-interpretation of the historical record. It usually means challenging the orthodox views held by professional scholars about a historical event, or introducing new evidence, or of restating the motivations and decisions of the participant people. The revision of the historical record reflects the new discoveries of fact, evidence, and interpretation, which produce a revised history. In dramatic cases, revisionism involves a reversal of older moral judgments about heroes and villains.

At a basic level, historical revisionism is a common and not especially controversial process of developing and refining the writing of history. Much more controversial is the reversal of moral findings, which the heroes, good guys, or positive forces are depicted as villains, bad guys, or negative forces. This revisionism is quickly challenged by the supporters of the old view, often in heated terms. It becomes historical negationism, a form of historical revisionism that presents a re-interpretation of the moral meaning of the historical record. The term “revisionism” is used pejoratively by people who charge that revisionists are distorting the true historical record.
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Now, adding my findings. I find that revisionists often rewrite things to suit a modern day mind frame or a certain group of people or input their personal opinion in how they wish things to go. Totally eliminating the ethnic of that day and time. May they be good, bad or downright evil. Which in many cases they are. It’s there. You can’t change the past.

Changing things to suit your view that’s not history. That’s fictional writing. History is the recording of actual events as they actually occurred to the best of your ability not how you ‘feel’ the event should have gone. Again, that’s not history. That’s philosophy. Historians are indifferent to the stories they records.

A real historian deal with facts not their own opinion or emotions. However the subject lived their life that’s exactly how a true historian records it.

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About unholypursuit

A. White is a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly who has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga," which should be finished this year. She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book came from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to History Revisionism

  1. Mac Clarke says:

    History Revisionism

    Has changed everything from who wrote what to who painted what.

    On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 2:16 PM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

    Liked by 1 person

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