Past Mistakes

Past Mistakes How We Misinterpret History and Why It Matters

Unabridged edition

Audio CD (09 Feb 2021)

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781713552086
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Imprint: Brilliance Audio
Pub date:
Edition: Unabridged edition
Language: English
Weight: 100g
Height: 171mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 13mm