Posted by Bill R on November 01, 2000 at 07:33:51:
In Reply to: Re: Off & On The Topic posted by Christina on November 01, 2000 at 06:57:12:
Oh, another thought. I am finding that the term "Revisionist" history is often applied to theories or new findings that oppose our closely held beliefs about a sequence of historical facts.
The term is applied more due to a person or group's opposition to the stated "facts" than due to relevence or accuracy of either the "facts" OR the closely held beliefs. I seriously doubt Columbus went abroad in any humanitarian effort and it seems logical to assume he would conduct himself as others from Europe conducted themselves for that time period. To maintain he would not, even if disrupting a desire to hold him up on a pedestal, fits the term "Revisionist" in my book.
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