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

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  • Copyright: 2011-03-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Atlantis: Mother of Pseudohistoryp. 19
Who's on First? The Pseudohistory of the Discovery and Settlement of Ancient Americap. 63
Mudpeople, Satan's Spawn and Christian Identity: Racist Cosmogonies and Pseudohistory Part Ip. 104
Mad Scientists, White Devils and the Nation of Islam: Racist Cosmogonies and Pseudohistory, Part IIp. 135
Pseudohistoria Epidemica or Pseudohistorians in Collusionp. 167
Professors Gone Wild: The Black Athena Controversyp. 221
Referencesp. 257
Select Bibliographyp. 292
Acknowledgementsp. 298
Indexp. 299
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