9781861898173

Invented Knowledge : False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions

  • ISBN 13:

    9781861898173

  • ISBN 10:

    1861898177

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/15/2011
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

This incredible exploration of the murky world of pseudo-history reveals the mix of proven facts, informed speculation, and pure fiction behind lost continents, ancient super-civilizations, and conspiratorial cover-upsas well as the revisionist historical foundations of religions such as the Nation of Islam and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Drawing on the best scholarship available, Ronald H. Fritze shows that in spite of strong, mainstream historical evidence to the contrary, many of these ideas have proved durable and gained widespread acceptance. As the examples inInvented Knowledgereveal, pseudo-historians capitalize on and exploit anomalies in evidence to support their claims, rather than examining the preponderance of research as a whole.

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