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p. 1107. The telling of truthlocked

  • John H. Arnold


‘The telling of truth’ looks at how a true picture of history can be obtained. Mentalités are useful, but risk homogenizing history into one true story. History is a balance between detective work and imagination, and as such ‘less’ true accounts still have merit. For instance, social history has championed the stories told by minority groups in feminist history and black history. Whilst many truths can exist, that does not mean events can be denied — history must still adhere to source material. History is about drawing lessons for humanity to consider and examining the human condition. However, history can also increase awareness, instigate change, and ultimately be enjoyable.

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